tremendous Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has gotten a new position as a vital defender at chinese aspect Tianjin Teda, Owngoalnigeria.com can ascertain.
Mikel twice played in the position all through their pre season video games but reverted back to his original position as a midfielder in their first league sport of the season towards Shandong Luneng, the place they suffered a zero-2 loss.
The loss triggered the teach of the workforce to as soon as once more try the former Chelsea man in critical defence, and the 29 yr outdated didn’t disappoint as he helped his crew keep a smooth sheet and their first point of the season.
Tianjin Teda held their host Jiangsu Suning to a zero-zero draw with Mikel enjoying a pivotal role in important defence for his workforce. He was neat in sort out, strong in aerial duels and likewise helped his team play out from the back effectively.
His positional experience used to be additionally very sensible, and after the game the media in China was once awash with praises for the captain of the senior national team of Nigeria, within the recreation which also noticed Brown Ideye make his debut for the team.