Mikel speaks on the present crisis rocking Chelsea ahead of England friendly
– John Obi Mikel has assured Chelsea fans the club in safe hands
– The Blues are said to shelve redevelopment plans for Stamford Bridge
– The Super Eagles will lock horns with England at the Wembley Stadium
Super Eagles John Obi Mikel has assured Chelsea fans the club is in safe hands under the ownership of Roman Abramovich.
The former Chelsea defensive midfielder is preparing to face England with Nigeria in a pre-World Cup friendly at the Wembley Stadium.
The Nigerian international has been taking notice of what has been going on at his old club after Thursday’s announcement to shelve redevelopment plans for Stamford Bridge.
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He said: “This club always bounces back, we always bounce back. I am sure Roman (Abramovich) knows exactly what to do. Roman and Marina (Granovskaia), I am sure they know exactly what they are doing.
“I don’t think the fans should be concerned at all about what is going on. I think it will sort itself out. The club is in very safe hands, the fans should not worry at all.”
The 31-year-old who now plays for the Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin TEDA, has fond memories of Wembley after winning the FA Cup three times there with the Blues.
Mikel, who will wear the captain’s arms-band for Nigeria against England, added: “It’s so nice to come back to Wembley.
“I have played at here many times in so many finals and have managed to have great success here and win pretty much all of the finals I have played. So let’s hope tomorrow it can repeat itself.”
Gernot Rohr’s side will be entertained by England before meeting Czech Republic on June, 6, in their second pre-tournament match in Austria.