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StoryMIKEL PRASIES DI MATTEO

The midfielder of Chelsea, John Obi Mikel, has said that the manager of Chelsea, Roberto Di Matteo, did a fine job during the pre season transfer window by buying some fantastic players. Chelsea bought Oscar, Eden Hazard, Victor Moses and Marko Marin this summer.

As per Mikel, all the new signings have got enormous potential and they would play a vital role for the team in the 2012-13 season. Everybody knows about Hazard. He gave a number of brilliant performances during his tenure at Lille and the Chelsea fans are expecting a lot from him in the current season. But, apart from him, the three other new players are also quite good. Roberto Di Matteo invested the money strategically this summer and strengthened the Chelsea squad. Mikel hasn’t scored a goal for Chelsea in the last 5 years.

His last goal for the club was way back in 2007. On being asked about that, the Nigerian international said that he doesn’t play as an attacking midfielder. He plays in a defensive position which might be the reason why he is not scoring too many goals. But, he is a bit worried about this and he wants to score some goals. As per Mikel, no matter at which position you are playing, a goal always gives you a lot of confidence.

On being asked which midfielder in the world is toughest to compete against, Mikel said that he hasn’t seen a better midfielder than the Liverpool skipper, Steven Gerrard, in his career so far. He has got enormous respect for Gerrard in his heart. Gerrard is one of the greatest players that he has ever seen in his life. On being asked about the targets of Chelsea in the current season, Mikel said that winning the Premier League title is the main target of the team and the players are determined for that.

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