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Mikel Obi Reveals How José Mourinho Converted Him To A Defensive Midfielder (SEE WHAT HE SAID)

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Chelsea’s legend, John Obi Mikel, has revealed how José Mourinho converted him to a defensive midfielder.

Mikel played under Mourinho during their time together at Chelsea.

The former Super Eagles captain usually played as a number 10 for Nigeria’s national team and Lyn Oslo.

However, Mourinho, who is now the manager of AS Roma, converted Obi Mikel into a defensive midfielder at Chelsea.

Speaking with Dubai Eye 103.8, Mikel said:

“It was Jose, I know that you played as a number 10 in the national team, in Lyn Oslo.

“You are very good on the ball, you don’t give the ball away, physically, you are very strong, but I don’t see you playing up the pitch. I think you can take over from Claude Makelele.

“Because Cluad Makelele was also leaving then, it was his last season, and I was just coming in, he said stay here and take over his position. He is going to leave, so I want you to take over his position.”

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