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Mikel Reveals Why Argentina Chose to Play Super Eagles

Posted by George on Tue 14th Nov, 2017 - tori.ng

Former Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi believes the improved quality of the Nigerian team encouraged the Argentine national team to spar with them.

 
John Mikel Obi
 
Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has said that Argentina chose to face Nigeria in a pre-World Cup friendly because the three-time African champions have become stronger.
 
Mikel, who is set to mark his 80th cap for Nigeria, disclosed this while speaking at a pre-match press conference Monday evening ahead of Tuesday’s clash with the La Albiceleste in Krasnodar, Russia.
 
”It’s good for us to hold a match with Argentina. We met repeatedly, it’s a very good indicator that they chose us”.

”It shows that we have become stronger, our style of play has changed; we have achieved a number of successes.

”This is also seen and that’s why they chose us as a sparring partner, which will be a good test for both teams,” Mikel said.

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