Players Jose Mourinho Almost Destroyed Their Career(mikel-obi)

, by Laura Ikeji

The Nigerian midfielder joined
Chelsea in 2006, months after he was
adjudged the second most valuable
player at the u-20 World Cup.
The 28-year-old was an attacking
midfielder, but with manager
Mourinho’s first spell at Stamford
Bridge, Mikel played in the midfield
alongside Joe Cole, Michael Essien,
Frank Lampard, Michael Ballack,
Malouda and few others.
With time, he occupied the defensive
midfield for Chelsea but showed
great scoring potentials whenever he
was on national duty, scoring a
number of goals for the Super Eagles
of Nigeria.
However, the return of ‘The Special
One’ condemned the Nigerian to
bench for most part of the 2014/2015
season at Chelsea.
With the sacking of Mourinho as
Chelsea manager, interim coach,
Guus Hiddink has rejuvenated
Mikel’s game. With Chelsea’s 3 – 0
win away to Crystal Palace, Mikel
was awarded the man of the match;
an indication he is still a great