Super Eagles skipper John Mikel Obi’s silky smooth performance in the middle of the pack has led to him being referred to as a Rolls Royce by the club through its official social media handles with fans showering accolades on the veteran super Eagles star.
The Nigerian international was on for 90 minutes of the encounter as Middlesbrough recorded a 1 – 0 away win at Blackburn Rovers in a Championship fixture on Sunday at the Ewood Park.
With their 5th position on the table, Boro will be hoping to make the playoffs as they are currently seven points behind table leader Norwich City.
Britt Assombalonga scored the only goal of the game in the 19th minute but it was Mikel who got the biggest accolade from fans across all social media platforms after the win based on his classy display and experience. Reacting to the midfield maestro’s performance, fans took to their social media accounts to share their thoughts on their new signing.
@Flyingspud75 “He is head and shoulders above anything in this league and that’s playing in 2nd gear. It’s just too easy for him.”
@harlowilliams “Class above this league don’t know how we ended up singing him”
@Dave_Ando “Unbelievable performances finds space so easy and his passes kill the opposition defence. Would be a good purchase on this showing.”
@GraingerNiel “In a season of terrible transfer windows, John Obi Mikel looks like an insanely good bit of business. What a player”
@VarleyLake “John Obi Mikel is the best player in the championship, and I will argue all night long with anyone who disagrees, blokes different class.”
@Ryanboro99 “Having John Obi Mikel is a cheat code in the Championship no midfielder can touch him.”
@SmoggyOnTour “John Obi Mikel plays for Middlesbrough, just take that in! Another win under our belts, need to make sure we cement our spot in the top 6 before we think about teams above us.”
@JoshConroy9 “Seriously how have we got John Obi Mikel in a boro shirt here he is absolutely sensational.”
Nigerian fans on their social media handles also herpes praises on the talented midfield general.
@Adeyanju89 Seeing “Boro fans singing for our own John Mikel Obi brings nothing but Goosebumps over my body. What love, keep the flag
@uniqueIfy_1 “I love Mikel so much, and I am so happy he’s getting all the love he deserves from Boro fans.”
@OlaBacare “Is that how Middlesbrough will be promoted to the Premier League and these wonderful fans would be praising Mikel Obi in front of Chelsea fans while he dominates the midfield? Karma is truly a wonderful thing!”
@FemiStuntin “Great to see the love Mikel is getting from Boro fans.”
Mikel completed his transfer to Middlesbrough in January of 2019 despite several interests from other clubs across Europe.