Ex-Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi has opened up on the punishment he received from Jose Mourinho after arriving late to training.
Obi joined Chelsea in 2006, winning 10 trophies with the club and impressing most notably at the base of midfield under Jose Mourinho.
During his first season at Chelsea in 2006, Obi had several off-field issues, including a habit of turning up late for training.
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Former Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has opened up on Jose Mourinho's management style at Chelsea, recalling an incident with Mohamed Salah.
Mikel Obi recalls tough times at Chelsea with Jose Mourinho
"There was a Champions League game against Barcelona and i thought we were meant to report to Stamford Bridge at 5pm," Mikel said
"I was at home chilling, relaxing, and watching TV, then i received a call telling me i was late and that the manager was very upset.
"When I eventually showed up, he didn't say a word to me, he just pulled me out of the team and kept me on the bench for one month"
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In a career littered with numerous big moments, Super Eagles legend John Mikel Obi has picked out his two favourite
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Despite playing with stars like John Terry, Claude Makelele, Didier Drogba, Andriy Schevchenko, and Frank Lampard, there was still one player that John Mikel Obi always wanted to play with but never got to