By Sampson Benjamin.
After spending over a decade at the stamford bridge, Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has insisted that he will remain blue forever.
The skilful midfielder left chelsea under Italian manager Antonio Conte due to lack of game time.
And since joining the Chinese Super league side Tianjin Teda he has revived his career again.
The former Nigeria’s Golden Eaglet player told Sun football in London his admiration for the club and also took his time to explain the reason he left the club.
“Definitely it was the right time [to leave] because when you have a manager who… you have to come in whoever you are – manager or player – there are people who have been there before who made this club what it is today
Chelsea was nowhere near what it is 10, 15 years ago. There are players that build and build and build, then it’s all about respect.
When you don’t get that from a manager who comes in and after five minutes decides to make a change you deal with it, you move on.
My connection with the club has not changed because of the manager or because of a certain person.
My relationship with the club remains. I am a blue and I want to remain that way for years and years to come” he concluded.
Mikel, who won the Premier League twice, three FA Cups, the Europa League and Champions League before he left the club.
Mikel will lead Nigeria’s Super Eagles against England Three Lions on saturday at Wembley stadium in one of pre world cup friendly lined up for the two teams.