After leading Dream Team VI to bronze medal in the football event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Joh...
After leading Dream Team VI to bronze medal in the football event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games, John Mikel Obi is back to his base in London.
Mikel Obi captained Nigeria’s Dream Team VI that won the bronze - Nigeria’s only medal at Rio 2016- beating Honduras on Saturday, August 20 in the third place game.
He played in all the Dream Team VI’s games and scored one goal-in the 2-0 win over Denmark in the quarter-finals.
“Back in the UK. Now hard work with #C FC begins. Eleven seasons, Eleven trophies and I’m not done yet,” Mikel writes on his official Twitter handle.
Mikel also thinks he will need a few days to rest and ruled himself out of Chelsea’s next Premier League game with Burnley.Back in UK. Now the hard work with #CFC beings. Eleven seasons, eleven trophies, and I'm not done yet. 🔵 ⚪️ #KTBFFH pic.twitter.com/ZxirUVna91— Mikel John Obi (@mikel_john_obi) August 24, 2016
“I will need a few days off first because this tournament has been so draining. I arrive back in London on Wednesday morning and the game against Burnley on Saturday will come too early to feature in,” the 29-year-old writes in his column for Standards Sports.
“The plan is to have a little break, which is why the timing couldn't be better as the season stops for two weeks for international fixtures after the Burnley game anyway.
“It will give me plenty of time to enjoy my bronze medal and reflect on what has been a magical few weeks in my football career.”
Without Mikel, Chelsea have won all their games so far this season.