Meeting Terry, Drogba, Others As A 19-year-old Was Scary – Mikel

KayCee
By KayCee March 15, 2016 21:55
Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder, John Obi Mikel has recalled his first training at Chelsea Cobham training ground, when he newly joined in the summer of 2006 as a 19-year-old.
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Mikel said in an interview with his club magazine: “I came into the dressing room that day literally shaking.
“I saw the players that were in there – the likes of John Terry, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Claude Makelele, Geremi, Michael Essien, Michael Ballack, Andriy Shevchenko – it was crazy. And I was just 19.
“I was shaking the whole day because I couldn’t talk to any of them. I didn’t know what to say to guys like that. They were really nice guys, but it was scary. It can be tough coming into a dressing room like that as a younger player. You had to earn the right to be among them.”

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KayCee
By KayCee March 15, 2016 21:55