Siasia Compares Mikel Obi To Top European Players

By Ikenga Chronicles February 14, 2018

Siasia Compares Mikel Obi To Top European Players

Former Super Eagles head coach, Samson Siasia, has rated John Obi Mikel on the same level as one of Europe’s best midfielder and Croatia players, Lukas Modric and Ivan Rakitic.

Nigeria will face the Croats on June 16 in their opening Group D fixture at the Kaliningrad Stadium where both players are expected to feature.

Siasia is confident that Modric’s impact in Real Madrid and Rakitic’s displays for Barcelona this season still keep them on the same level with the Super Eagles captain.

“Mikel is in the same quality with Modric and Rakitic, even though Modric plays in Real Madrid.

“Mikel has played in Chelsea for many years and he is doing well in the Chinese Super League. I think they will fight for that position on the field of play,” he told Goal.