John Obi Mikel’s stock continues to rise in the English Championship after another consummate display, as Middlesbrough beat Blackburn 1-0 in a league game yesterday.
The Nigerian international earned his fourth league appearance at Ewood Park and was so adept in his midfield duties for his side, a showing, which must have pleased not just his club manager, but also Gernot Rohr
The 31-year-old, who racked up two dribbles, made one tackle, struck one shot and had a pass success rate of 90 percent, as per who-scored earned the plaudits of his club fans in style.
Below are some of what Boro fans had to say about his performance on Twitter:
@jamestate09: ‘’John Obi Mikel is better than Messi’’.
@Crookston3: ‘’mikel_john_obi is different class #UTB’’. @IwanEvans19: ‘’Made hard work of it, but nice to know we’ve got the best goalkeeper and midfielder in the league! @RandzOfficial @mikel_john_obi’’.
@sammfcthompson: ‘’John Obi Mikel – would get in any prem team outside the top 6. Levels.’’
@GraingerNeil: ‘’In a season of terrible transfer windows, John Obi Mikel looks like an insanely good bit of business. What a player #utb’’.
@Cooky34:’’We’ve got Mikel, Jon Obi Mikel, I just don’t think you understand…. ‘’
@SirBenGlass: ‘’John Obi Mikel is head and shoulders above any other player in the Championship #boro.’’
@joesheekeyy: ‘’Good win that. Thought we were good but we should have had 3/4 and not relied on Randolph’s save at the end. Britt was brilliant and should be first name on the team sheet. Fletcher was bright and how the **** do we have obi Mikel? He’s an unbelievable footballer’’.
@JohnObiMickle : ‘’is John obi mikel the best player the championship has ever seen’’.
@VarleyLake: ‘’John Obi Mikel is the best player in the championship, and I will argue all night long with anyone who disagrees, blokes different class’’.
@CJThornaby: ‘’Tony Pulis deserves unlimited credit for bringing John Obi Mikel to the club.’’
@tomhooley: ‘’How have we got John Obi Mikel playing for us? #baller’’.
@George141414: ‘’John Obi Mikel looks a great player for Boro. Done very well to get him over Derby.’’
@Ryanboro99: ‘’Having John Obi Mikel is a cheat code in the Championship no midfielder can touch him.”