After Stoke City signing him, John Mikel Obi wants to mentor his new team mates by helping to instill a long-lost winning mentality at the club and also help the Potters push for promotion to the Premier League next season.
After Mikel penned a one-year contract with Stoke City on Monday and becoming the club’s fourth signing of the summer, Obi wants to mentor his new team mates to win every game. The experienced midfielder spent 11 years at Chelsea helping the Blues land the Premier League title twice, as well as three FA Cups, the Champions League and Europa League.
The former Super Eagles captain has also played in China and Turkey, with a brief stint at Championship club Stoke City. Mikel is determined to become a mentor to his new team-mates and help them at difficult times.
“It is good when you come into a football club having won so much in the game,” he told the club’s official website.
“The players can look up to me and will want to listen to me so now it comes down to myself and what advice I give to the players during the game, and at training, and how I can help them at difficult times.
“I am really looking forward to that,” he added.
Mikel did very little but win during his time at Stamford Bridge and it is that mentality that he says he will look to instill in his new teammates.
“There is always a way to win a game and we need to find that way. We need to win, win, win. It is all about winning,” he continued.
“I did that all my life at Chelsea, we would win, win, win. If I can bring that mentality here then I will be very happy.”
Source: The African Media