Eagles Captain Mikel Warns Teammates Not To Get Carried Away


Super Eagles Captain and Chelsea Star Obi Mikel Warns Teammates Not To Get Carried Away

Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel warns his teammates not to get carried away with the victory over Algeria on Saturday.

Mikel is of the opinion that there was still a long way to go in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria had defeated the Desert Foxes of Algeria 3-1 in Uyo on Saturday.

At the moment, Nigeria are on top of Group B with six points.

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Leading second-placed Cameroun with four points. Cameroun were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Zambia in their own group fixture.

As it stands, Nigeria still need at least eight more points to secure qualification for Russia 2018.

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The 29-year-old midfielder, who was also pleased to get on the score sheet during the game, urged his side not to be carried away by their victory over the Foxess.

Mikel, who hasn’t featured for Chelsea this season, doubled the lead on the stroke of half time for Nigeria.

Mikel Warns Super Eagles Teammates Not To Get Carried Away

He smartly beat the offside trap to send Algerian goal keeper, Rais M’Bolhi the wrong way to maintain the teams unbeaten run under coach Gernot Rohr.

Mikel shared via his handle:

@mikel_ john_obi: “What a night, what a win! Three points, top of the group, and a goal! Still a long way to go but WE BELIEVE #SuperEagles #Russia2018.”

Meanwhile, Mikel Obi has again disagreed with coach Gernot Rohr for the second time this week.

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The Chelsea player insisted that he is not being shut out at his club Chelsea because he featured at the recent Rio Olympics.

Super Eagles Captain, Mikel said in a statement that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte supported him to feature at the Olympics.

According to him, there is mutual respect between himself, Chelsea manager and the Nigerian national team.

Miukel in his statement said;

“I’d like to clarify that the recent media claims that I’ve been punished by Chelsea FC for participating at the Rio 2016 Olympics are completely inaccurate.”