John Obi Mikel

Esin: Mikel doesn’t deserve No.10

Published On 08/07/2014 | By James Ezimoha | Interviews, Latest News, Nigeria, Top Stories

Former Nigeria star, Etim Esin, has called for Chelsea star, John Obi Mikel, to be stripped of the No. 10 jersey in the national team.

Following the languish performance by the former Lyn Oslo midfielder at the World Cup in Brazil, Etim Esin has labelled the current holder of the prestigious No.10 jersey as a “big flop”.

“Mikel was a big flop in Brazil. He wears Nigeria’s No.10 jersey but he did not show he is worthy of wearing it at the big stage like the World Cup,” Esin told NigeriaNewsWatch.

“He rose to the occasion in South Africa but in Brazil he was not committed and ended up as a monumental disaster.

“Look at how other players who wore No.10 jerseys for their respective countries have been playing including Messi, Neymar, Sneijder and the young chap from Colombia, James Rodriquez.

“He failed to carry Eagles along as the pilot of the team. Have you seen a No.10 that did not make a goal attempt let alone of scoring. Jokes apart, Mikel has not shown he deserves to wear our No.10 jersey.”

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