Mikel eager to face Pato


Mikel moved from Chelsea to Tianjin Teda for free but earns a whooping

As the Chinese Super League resumes for Match Day 3, Nigeria’s Super Eagles skipper John Mikel Obi is anxious to meet former Chelsea teammate and Brazilian International Alexander Pato.

Mikel’s Tianjin Teda will come face to face with Pato’s Tianjin Quanjian this weekend in a match that is rated a tough duel.

The two players played for Chelsea but John Mikel Obi had a more colorful career with the Blues.

Mikel and Pato in Chelsea colours

Teda will be looking to secure their first win of the season having narrowly lost 1-0 away to Henan Jianye in their last league game.

The skilful midfielder expressed his eagerness ahead of the game and also to meet his for teammate via his twitter handle on Friday.

“Looking forward to facing my former teammate @AlexandrePato this weekend v Tianjin Quanjian. Tough game awaits!” Mikel stated.

Barring any injury, is expected to lead Nigeria’s Super Eagles to the upcoming world cup in Russia while Pato is not expected to make the trip to Russia with the Selecao of Brazil.

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