England v Nigeria: ‘We Know Them’ – Mikel, Iheanacho Boast

Nigeria skipper John Obi Mikel and Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho fancy the Super Eagles chances when they trade tackles with England in a glamour international friendly at Wembley on Saturday.

Super Eagles midfielder Mikel has reminded everybody that he spent more than ten years at Chelsea, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield, Champions League and Europa League during his time at Stamford Bridge.

“We are in England, a terrain most of us know too well. I was here and won several trophies with Chelsea, including the Champions League. It will be an interesting encounter on Saturday,” Mikel told thenff.com.

Iheanacho is also familiar with the England squad as he is teammates with Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy, and shared the same dressing room with Raheem Sterling, John Stones and Fabian Delph during his time at Manchester City.

“England’s players know us and we know them. It will be a good match,” Iheanacho added.

Ola Aina, Kenneth Omeruo, Wilfred Ndidi, Ahmed Musa and Alex Iwobi are on the books of Premier League clubs while Odion Ighalo had a stint with Watford before switching to the Chinese Super League.

Saturday’s clash will be the third meeting between the sides, after England won an international friendly 1-0 in 1994 and both sides played a scoreless draw at the 2002 World Cup.

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