Previous Super Eagles playmaker, John Obi Mikel has named Michael Essien as the sole player who assisted him with acquiring the certainty to play among the stars a very long time back while still at Chelsea.
The Nigerian star made a move to Chelsea in 2006 after the Blues bosses were persuaded with his splendid exhibitions then which made them to spend huge on him.
Right before Chelsea signed him, Manchester United were additionally intrigued and Mikel was even said to have gone for medicals at Old Trafford before he later changed his mind to join Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Furthermore, at Chelsea, John Obi Mikel was satisfied as a player as the Nigerian midfielder won every one of the accessible titles.
As per the report on Complete Sports, Mikel Obi clarified that he was at first terrified of how to play when he in the changing room with those he used to watch on TV.
Mikel added that it was Michael Essien who assisted him with beating his apprehensions while at Chelsea.
This is what he had to say;
”Suddenly, I was sharing a dressing room with all these players I had watched on television back in Africa.
I was sitting next to Lassana Diarra. I would be there thinking, Oh my God, it’s Didier Drogba. It’s Frank Lampard. It’s John Terry.
Michael Essien who joined Chelsea from Lyon in the summer of 2005 really helped me. Michael always tells me I was a good player and just reminded me to bring the ball down, control and pass.”