Tianjin Teda of China midfielder, John Mikel Obi has embarked on some personal training sessions, in order to put himself into peak shape for Friday’s make or break second group match against Iceland.
With many fans and pundits unanimous that the Eagles’ captain failed to show lasting power and drive needed to revive his side in their opening match loss to Croatia, Mikel has now taken it upon himself to personally drill himself into peak shape.’
Consequently, has confirmed graphically that he is eager to turn the table after the Eagles lost 2-0 to Croatia in the opening match at Kaliningrad Stadium.
This he conveyed with a view posting that showed him training alone for 10 minutes ahead of the team’s official session, which is ostensibly aimed at improved performance by him on Friday.
After Saturday’s game, Mikel received severe bashing from ever critical Nigerian fans and analysts for posting a below par performance against Croatia.
The former Chelsea star now aims to change all that on Friday, after burning calories all alone, before his Eagles’ teammates arrived at the training ground in Essentuki, Russia.