‘Mikel better than Messi’ – Boro Fans Hail Eagles Skipper

John Obi Mikel continues to experience a late career resurgence in the English Championship after another impressive display as Middlesbrough beat Blackburn 1-0 Sunday.

The 31-year-old midfielder earned his fourth league appearance at Ewood Park and was so supreme in his midfield duties for his side that the fans are showering him with encomiums.

Mikel racked up two dribbles, made one tackle, struck one shot and had a pass success rate of 90 percent, as per who-scored, and he earned the plaudits of his club fans in style.

Below are what some of Boro fans are saying after the game…

@GraingerNeil: ‘’In a season of terrible transfer windows, John Obi Mikel looks like an insanely good bit of business. What a player #utb’’.

@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.’’

@jamestate09: ‘’John Obi Mikel is better than Messi’’.

Mikel joined Tony Pulis’ side in the January transfer window after his contract ran out at Chinese club Tianjin TEDA.

The former Chelsea midfielder has yet to feature for Nigeria since the 2-1 defeat to Argentina in the group phase of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

He however indicated his readiness to return to the Eagles ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt later this year.

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