Former Chelsea flying full back Celestine Babayaro has saluted captain of the super Eagles of Nigeria John Obi Mikel as he turns 30 as of late.
In an exclusive chat with Owngoalnigeria.com, Babayaro who spent seven years at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea sooner than leaving for Newcastle United said Mikel ten and 1/2 yr stay at Chelsea would possibly no longer be eclipsed by way of any Nigerian participant anytime quickly.
Mikel left Chelsea in January after surviving 23 transfer home windows and seven different coaches in ten and half year on the club he joined after a protracted switch from Lyn Oslo in 2006, which concerned Manchester United claiming to have signed him.
Now at Tianjin Teda in China, and incomes rare opinions it’s his lengthy keep at Chelsea, that Babayaro used to be quick to reward taking into account how smartly he survived the a lot of managerial changes on the club.
” I needless to say when he got here to Chelsea, I was about leaving as the club were ushering in a brand new era. but from the little I noticed of him in coaching and off the pitch, if someone had informed me he’s going to closing ten and 1/2 years at Chelsea I wouldn’t have doubted it”, Babayaro advised Owngoalnigeria.com.
” he’s not the outgoing sort, hardly retains late night time, cool, calm and an excellent listener. merely put he is a neatly brought up kid, kudos to his oldsters. Upcoming footballers have rather a lot to examine from his humble nature.
” the various managerial changes and switch window Mikel survived at Chelsea is loopy when you look at what number of avid gamers came and left. I truthfully don’t suppose any Nigerian participant will remaining that long at a single membership within the nearest future with all due recognize.”