Super Eagles Coach Sunday Oliseh tells Mikel Obi: Play defensive midfield for Super Eagles or drop to the bench

Super Eagles Coach Sunday Oliseh tells Mikel Obi

The Current Super Eagles of Nigeria Coach Sunday Oliseh has warned John Mikel Obi that he risk losing his spot in the nation’s national team as a result of him playing the role of a play maker for the national team  while at the club Level he plays as a defensive midfielder and excelled in it.

The Chelsea player has seen his career take a big resurgence this season  playing as a Defensive midfielder and also going on to score his first champions League goal.

Under Coach Siasia, Mikel Played the defensive role that shot him into limelight at the 2005 Fifa U20  World Cup in the Netherlands.

“With the national team, it’s not what you want that matters, it is what will bring us results,”said Oliseh in a radio interview. “If you don’t want to do that, I will play players who want to help us, like I did against Swaziland. My personal opinion is that he should be given a more central defensive role, like (Guus) Hiddink is using him. He should be the umbrella for the two central defenders,” Oliseh said.



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