Mikel says winning the Champions League defined his career

Mikel says winning the Champions League defined his career

- Mikel Obi reflects on his career defining moments

- The ex-Chelsea man says wining the UCL was priceless

- He will lead the Super Eagles to the World Cup in Russia

Super Eagles captain Mikel captain stated that the most memorable moment in his career was winning the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012.

The Blues team led then by Italian coach Roberto Di Matteo defeated the Bavarians at the finals staged at the Allianz Arena on penalties after playing a 1-1 draw during regulation time.

Mikel who was brought on as a second half substitute on that glorious night for the Stamford Bridge outfit flashed back at the unforgettable feeling.

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"Definitely when we won the Champions League, i think that's the best moment in my football career.

"Till date the Champions League is so special and you don't get to win it quite often and for us to win it was so special.

"The way we did it, the manner we did it was spectacular and playing in Germany against Bayern Munich even made it more special.

"That day and that night was pretty special for me," he said.

The Tiajin Teda midfielder will hopefully lead the Nigerian team to her sixth participation at the Russia 2018 World Cup next month.

The Gernot Rohr's led side will take on the Democratic Republic of Congo in a pre-tournament friendly in Port Harcourt as the final 23-man squad will be announced.

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The three time African champions will proceed to London to take on England at the Wembley Stadium on June, 2, then trade tackles with the Czech Republic on June, 6.

Nigeria has been grouped alongside South American nation Argentina, Eastern European side Croatia, and the Scandinavians, Iceland.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that nine players joined the 12 who already in camp in Uyo in preparation for friendlies.

Also, the Team B Super side of the national team were defeated by Europa League champions Atletico Madrid by 3-2 in an entertaining fixture played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.

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Source: Naija.ng

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