John Mikel Obi Midfielder returns to London after Rio 2016

John Mikel Obi played in all the Dream Team VI’s games of Rio 2016 Olympic Games and scored one goal.

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John Mikel Obi play John Mikel Obi is back to London after winning bronze in Rio 2016 (Getty Images )
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After leading Dream Team VI to bronze medal in the football event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games, John Mikel Obi is back to his base in London.

Mikel Obi captained Nigeria’s Dream Team VI that won the bronze - Nigeria’s only medal at Rio 2016- beating Honduras on Saturday, August 20 in the third place game.

William Troost-Ekong and John Mikel Obi play John Mikel Obi led Dream Team VI to bronze medal in Rio 2016 (Getty Images )

 

Mikel Obi played in all the Dream Team VI’s games of Rio 2016 Olympic Games and scored one goal.

 “Back in the UK. Now hard work with #C FC begins. Eleven seasons, Eleven trophies and I’m not done yet,” Mikel writes on his official Twitter handle.

 

Mikel also thinks he will need a few days to rest and ruled himself out of Chelsea’s next Premier League game with Burnley.

I will need a few days off first because this tournament has been so draining. I arrive back in London on Wednesday morning and the game against Burnley on Saturday will come too early to feature in,” the 29-year-old writes in his column for Standards Sports.

John Obi Mikel play John Mikel Obi says he needs some days of rest before resuming training at Chelsea (Getty Images )

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The plan is to have a little break, which is why the timing couldn't be better as the season stops for two weeks for international fixtures after the Burnley game anyway.

It will give me plenty of time to enjoy my bronze medal and reflect on what has been a magical few weeks in my football career.”

Without Mikel, Chelsea have won all their games so far this season.

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