EPL: Mikel Obi Reveals How Jose Mourinho ‘Killed’ Him

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CURITIBA, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: John Obi Mikel of Nigeria gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Iran and Nigeria at Arena da Baixada on June 16, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Super Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel, reveals that former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho “killed” him during their time in the English Premier League.

According to Mikel, he said that Mourinho killed him because he got sent off on his first game for the Blues.

The Middlesbrough midfielder said he was quite slow to the pace expected of him by Mourinho in his early days at Stamford Bridge.

The 31-year-old midfielder spent 11 years at Chelsea, winning the Champions League, two Premier League titles and three FA Cups before joining Chinese side, Tianjin Teda, in 2017.

He further said: “Got sent off on my first game. Mourinho killed me. The speed of the game took me a while to understand it,”

“I was a very naughty boy. I’ll get up to speed but I was late to training many times. I was wearing the wrong dress codes.

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