Nigeria’s Super Eagles’ captain, John Mikel Obi, who recently joined Chinese Super League side, Tianjin TEDA has now lost eight consecutive games for his worst spell in his entire career.

The Nigerian international who played in Europe with Chelsea, and Lyn Oslo before moving to China has never gone this number of games without a win before.

Mikel’s most recent loss was the 2-1 defeat to South Korean amateur side, Gyeongju Citizen.

Since joining the Chinese Super League side in January, the midfielder has struggled to hit the same heights he reached during his 10-and-a-half years with the Blues. Though, he was on target for the Jaime Pacheco’s Tigers in the 6-2 defeat to St. Pauli.

Still early days in China but Mikel might already be kicking himself for opting to move to China for financial gains when he had other options, with Marseille and Valencia also interested in his service.

Author: Yemi Olarinre