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Stats showing John Obi Mikel deserves more plaudits for his role in Chelsea’s 2012 Champions League triumph

Fact is, John Obi Mikel deserves more plaudits than he has gotten for his role in Chelsea’s 2012 Champions League triumph at the Allianz Arena.

Chelsea became the first London club to win the UEFA Champions League after penalty shootout victory against Bayern Munich in their stadium in 2012.

Didier Drogba, the other members of the squad and Chelsea fans alike took to social media to celebrate another anniversary of the infamous victory during the week.

Although, Didier Drogba who scored the equaliser and winning penalty won the UEFA man of the match – Nigeria’s Mikel Obi also deserves more recognition for his role.

John Obi Mikel could be categorized just behind Didier Drogba alongside Petr Cech amongst Chelsea’s top performers on the night.

In a midfield that had Toni Kroos, Bastian Schweinsteiger; John Obi Mikel exceled.

John Obi Mikel completed 59 of his 67 attempted passes, it was the 2nd most passes of any Chelsea player on the night.

He completed 11 of his 12 passes in the attacking third, that was the 3rd most in the attacking third of any player on the field.

Mikel completed 4 of his 4 attempted tackles the most of any player on the field.

He also completed 3 interceptions was the third most of any player on the pitch.

Considering how defensive Chelsea played on the night, for John Mikel Obi to have completed the 2nd most passes; 2nd most passes in the final third and most tackles, he must have put in a great shift playing like a box to box midfielder.

John Obi Mikel deserves as much praise as any player that comes to your mind when you remember the Munich night.

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Henshaw
Henshaw
2 years ago

Mikel was very good of doing what he was doing back then, but the way Antonio kante treat him was very bad Chelsea board should have stepped in but they didn’t do anything so i guest the board should plan something good for him at least bring him back to crew .

Aderemi adesuyi
Aderemi adesuyi
2 years ago

For is Nigeria best player in abroad

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