Terry Hails Ex Chelsea Team-mate Mikel’s Brilliant Run At Stoke City.
John Terry has applauded former Chelsea Team-mate, Mikel John Obi’s brilliant performances at Skybet Championship side Stoke City.
The 39-year-old Sunday expressed his thoughts in a comment on the Nigerian’s post on his Instagram page, a day after his seventh start in as many games into the new season, with Stoke City beating Brentford 3-2 in a Skybet Championship game week 7 tie at Bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
“On fire old boy,” the former England captain commented on Mikel’s post: “Massive win, great team performance”,in reaction to his team’s home
Mikel and Terry spent eleven years and together at Stamford Bridge before they both left in 2017. The latter who is currently an assistant coach at Aston Villa came through the youth system and signed his first professional contract in 1998, scoring 41 times in 492 matches while the former joined from Lyn Oslo in 2006, scoring once in 249 matches before leaving for Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA in 2017.
Both players worked together for Chelsea’s successes for more than a decade, with Mikel often playing more defensively by covering up whenever Terry joined the attack, especially when the Blues had corner kicks.
While many Nigerians bemoans the system that apparently killed off Mikel’s offensive dispositions, as exhibited at Lyn Oslo and age-grade international levels, it worked perfectly for Chelsea, as they strung up titles.
They were integral parts of the teams that won two Premier League titles: 2009–10 , 2014–15, three FA Cup : 2006–07 , 2008–09 , 2011–12, One Football League Cup : 2006–07, One FA Community Shield : 2009, One UEFA Champions League: 2011–12 and one UEFA Europa League: 2012–13.