Ex-Chelsea Player Emmanuel Sarki Has Revealed That Antonio Conte Treated Mikel Obi Worse Than Diego Costa
Former Chelsea Player Emmanuel Sarki Has Revealed That Antonio Conte Treated Mikel Obi Worse Than Diego Costa
Emmanuel Sarki has revealed that Antonio Conte treated Mikel Obi worse than Diego Costa. The ex-Chelsea player claims that the long-serving Mikel paid the price for his loyalty to Nigeria. For this, Conte froze Mikel out of the team after he decided to represent Nigeria at the Rio Olympics. The Chelsea boss was so ruthless that he refused the Nigerian star the chance to play for the Under-23s in a bid to build up his fitness. In an interview with OwnGoal Nigeria, Sarki said:
‘I was told how Conte treated Mikel after his decision to represent Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympics. He was granted permission to go by Conte under one condition, which was you might not get a look in upon your return.’
‘Mikel was told by the same man who granted him permission to represent Nigeria at the Olympics upon his return that his services weren’t needed anymore.
‘Even when the coach of the national team of Nigeria (Gernot Rohr) pleaded for Mikel to be allowed to play Under-23 games to build up his fitness, Conte still didn’t budge. How painful he didn’t give Mikel the chance to say goodbye to fans who have stood by him for ten and half seasons.
‘Costa’s case is mild to be honest, Mikel went through worse but never said or acted wild as he is someone who doesn’t talk much and hardly react negatively to issues.’
Mikel Obi made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea between 2006 and 2017 but was sold to Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA FC back in January.
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Revealed: Ex-Chelsea Player Emmanuel Sarki Has Revealed That Antonio Conte Treated Mikel Obi Worse Than Diego Costa
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