‘Mikel Obi Is Being Punished At Chelsea Because He Played At Olympics’- Coach Gernot Rohr Blasts Conte

11 Nov

John Mikel Obi has not played a single
minute of football this season for
Chelsea, with Chelsea coach Antonio
Conte preferring the likes of Kante,
Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas, Loftus
Cheek and Oscar to Mikel Obi.
Nigeria’s chief technical adviser Gernot
Rohr has blasted Chelsea coach, saying he
is punishing the Nigerian captain for
missing out on pre-season preparations
with Chelsea as he helped Nigeria’s U-23
team win the Rio 2016 Olympics football
Bronze medal.
“I can never punish a player because he
played for his country, and I am not
happy with what is happening to Mikel at
his club because he is my captain.’ Rohr
told journalists at a press conference in
”The only thing that has not made Mikel
to play for Chelsea this season is because
he went with the U23 team that won
bronze at the 2016 Olympics games, and
that is why he is being punished” the
Super Eagles coach said.
”He has not featured under the new
coach, Conte, since then. But I will still
build the team playing against Algeria
around him because he is in a good shape
and fit for the match.
“Besides, Mikel is committed to the
national team and he is a source of
motivation to the other players.”

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