John Obi Mikel has appeared to take credit for Chelsea’s 2012 Champions League success, report The Sun.
When reflecting on his career so far, The Sun quote Mikel in talking-up the role he played in their European triumph four years ago: “Chelsea had never won the Champions League before me. I played in the 2012 final and was man of the match. I’ve written my name in the history book of this football club.”
Mikel did indeed play in Munich, and he played well, but he may well be overlooking the contributions of a certain Didier Drogba. You know the story, Drogba not only scored a last-minute equalising goal, but he also scored the penalty that won Chelsea the competition.
Mikel has made 372 appearances for the Blues since joining in the summer of 2016 and has won every domestic competition he has played in during his time at Stamford Bridge.
He has, however, been starved of opportunities since Antonio Conte took over. N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic have performed near-flawlessly in the middle of the park, and it is looking unlikely that the Nigerian will be able to force his may back into the starting eleven.