Former Super Eagles captain, Mikel John Obi has expressed his delight at the news that he was a case study for upcoming footballers who were learning the tact of anchoring the midfield during their days at FC Porto, AOIFootball.com reports.
In a revelation by Portuguese and Wolverhampton midfielder Ruben Neves who said “Back in Porto we were given DVDs of John Obi Mikel to take home and study everyday. We used to call him the professor of football”.
Mikel, who replied in a post on his official Instagram page, stated that he was honoured to have been able to inspire a whole lot of younger generations to enable them reach the pinnacle of their game.
The video clips did however come in handy for 22-year-old Neves who came through the ranks at FC Porto before joining Premier League club Wolverhampton in the summer of 2017 for around €17 million.
Now with Turkish club Trabzonspor, the 32-year-old was a masterclass in the heart of the Blues midfield, winning every piece of silverware in what was a golden generation for Chelsea.