John Mikel Obi Chelsea coach, Conte says he is pleased with midfielder

Mikel has been training hard to make an impression on Conte and the manager says he is pleased.

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John Mikel Obi play John Mikel Obi has been training hard at Chelsea and coach, Antonio Conte is impressed (Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
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Despite not making an appearance yet for Chelsea, this season, John Mikel Obi conducts and performances in training have pleased his manager Antonio Conte.

Mikel Obi is yet to play for Chelsea this season after returning from the 2016 Olympic Games where he won bronze with Nigeria U-23 team.

John Mikel Obi play Mikel Obi won bronze in the Olympics with Nigeria U-23 football team (Getty Images )

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Mikel has been training hard to make an impression on Conte and the manager says he is pleased.

It’s normal in every squad there are players that arrive at the end of their contract and then together with the club take a decision,” Conte told reporters ahead of Everton’s visit in the Premier League.

Antonio Conte play Antonio Conte says he has been impressed with how well Mikel is working in the club (AFP/File)

 

For me, the most important thing is that Mikel is working very well now because in the past he had some injuries. Now he is working very hard and I’m pleased with his work-rate.”

Chelsea host Everton in the Premier League on Saturday, November 5.

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