John Obi Mikel, who is remembered for his time at Chelsea and his great international career with the Nigerian National Team, is another of the figures in the world of football who has expressed his position in the now classic debate of the present time: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?
For some time, in a dynamic with the official channel of the Nigerian national team, the former Chelsea player made it clear that, in his understanding, the best of all is FC Barcelona’s 10.
Yes, the two-time Premier League champion and UEFA Champions League champion is Team Messi.
“Messi or Ronaldo? Messi all day. All day. For me, he is from another planet. I am very grateful to have played against him. We started playing from the U20 category. I have faced it many times. I am privileged to have done that “, said the current Stoke City footballer, in statements collected by the channel Nigeria Super Eagles.
As he himself commented, John Obi Mikel knows Lionel Messi from lower categories. In fact, they played in the final of the U20 World Cup in 2005. In that competition, the Argentine won the Ballon d’Or and the Nigerian the Silver Ball. Both were the best footballers of the tournament.
Undefeated data. John Obi Mikel played 91 games with the Nigerian National Team. He was champion of the 2013 African Cup of Nations, runner-up in the 2005 U20 World Cup and Olympic bronze in Rio 2016. A very successful career internationally in different categories.
Did you know..? John Obi Mikel managed to win the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League with Chelsea. He was a permanent starter in the most decisive phases: quarter-finals, semifinals and final. A title you will never forget.
Source: Nigeria Super Eagles (Youtube).