Tuesday, 18 August 2020

This is what Mikel is planing to do in Stoke City as he signs one year deal with them.

Nigerians International Midfielder, John Mikel Obi yesterday joined Stoke City FC as it's fourth signing of the summer. 
Morgan Fox, James Chester and Steven Fletcher already checked in at the bet365 Stadium ahead of the 2020/21 Championship season.

Mikel who had made more than 370 appearances for Chelsea, helping them to land the Premier League title twice, as well as three FA Cups, the Champions League and Europa League, said he is pretty much exited to join Stoke City, while he hope to bring in his skills and experience in ensuring the club keeps winning. 

Mikel, won a host of domestic and European honours during a glittering 11-year stay at Chelsea, returns to English football after a spell in the Turkish Super Lig with Trabzonspor.

According to Mikel; "It's a good one when you come down to a club and players will be looking up to you, saying I want to listen to this player. It now boils down to me to know what advise to give to them during trainings, outside the pitch and inside the pitch, and how can I help them during difficult times, I am really looking forward to that."

"I can bring that winning mentality to this team, there's always a way to win a game and we need to find that way. That winning mentality has to come into the team. That's something I have done all my life for Chelsea, We Win, Win Win!!!
If I can bring that experience and winning mentality here, then I will be happy"

Manager Michael O'Neill said: "We're delighted to bring John to the Club. His playing career speaks for itself and underlines his calibre as a player.

"I was really impressed with him when we met for the first time and he outlined what he wants from the next phase of his career."

"We spent four hours talking and he made it clear he wants to get back into the Premier League and finish his career there and hopefully he can do that with Stoke City."

After a spell in China, he played for Middlesbrough after joining them on a short-term deal in January 2019, making 19 appearances. He won 91 caps before retiring from international football following last year's African Cup of Nations.