Stoke City Boss Lavishes Praise On Mikel For Impressive Display In Bournemouth Win


Stoke City manager Michael O’Neil has heaped plaudits on John Obi Mikel following hia Impressive display in the 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday.

Mikel contributed to Tommy Smith’s second goal and was brilliant all though.

“Brilliant,” O’Neill said after the game.

“I thought he was brilliant. The (control and the) pass he plays for Rabbi Matondo in the first half too.

“I’ve just said to him in the dressing room that I hope we can get that player on loan from Chelsea again next season. Today I thought he looked every bit.

“You can see with performances like that why he was at Chelsea for such a length of time in his career. He’s been a top player who has won everything in the game.

“He’s been a brilliant signing. When we’re compact as a team we get the best of John. He’s very positive around the club, a lot of help for the young players and I’m delighted to have him.

Mikel, aged 34, joined Stoke as a free agent last summer after leaving…

Source: Complete Sports