PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: John Obi Mikel - Backs Chelsea to beat Barcelona

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: John Obi Mikel - Backs Chelsea to beat Barcelona
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Feb 26, 2018. 10:00

Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel has backed his former team Chelsea to overcome Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.

The Blues have an uphill task to oust the Spaniards from the competition, having drawn 1-1 at home at Stamford Bridge in the first leg.

The return leg at Camp Nou is set for March 14, and Tianjin Teda player Mikel believes Antonio Conte’s men can take inspiration from Chelsea’s 2012 Champions League triumph when they defeated Barca in the semis.

"I have been played [sic] for Chelsea for 11 years and that comeback I will remember for the rest of my life," Mikel told Tianjin Today Evening News.

"Obviously I will continue to support Chelsea as always and hopefully they will go through into the next round.

"I believe they will knock out Barcelona on their own ground, just like we did in 2012."



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