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Class act, never lost the ball, league above us – Boro fans run out of superlatives for Mikel Obi

Middlesbrough fans used every good word to describe how good their January signing, John Mikel Obi has been especially in the Saturday crunch tie against Leeds United at the Riverside.

The Nigerian midfielder who has only played three games for the Smoggies has been crowned Middlesbrough’s best player by miles by the fans.

The former Chelsea midfielder joined Tony Pulis side for the rest of the season after opting out of his contract with Chinese club Tianjin Teda.

The Super Eagles captain who cited various reasons for snubbing top European clubs for the championship side is playing at a frequency that is higher than his Middlesbrough mates.

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On Saturday in Middlesbrough’s clash against the table-toppers Leeds United, Mikel Obi was clearly the man of the match on his side as his distribution of the ball and tackling were evident and vital to his sides 1-1 draw.

It was a game Middlesbrough should have won but a 101 minutes equalizer from Kalvin Phillips broke the hearts of the Riverside faithfuls.

Despite missing out on the opportunity to climb into the 3rd place and keep pace with the first two clubs on the log, Middlesbrough fans gushed over the performance of John Mikel Obi.

Here are words used by the fans who commented on John Mikel Obi’s post-match interview

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Mikel Obi’s performance is not surprising as the former Chelsea midfielder is only displaying the qualities that earned him the Champions League, Europa League, Premier League title, FA Cup, Carling Cup and the African Nations Cup.

By: Tope Adefala


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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