Hull City midfielder Sone Aluko has hailed his compatriot John Mikel Obi for scoring his first UEFA Champions League goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 win against Sporting Lisbon.
The Nigerian international Mikel tapped in his first goal in Europe in the 55th minute after Slimani inadvertently flicked on a Fàbregas free-kick to his path.
“Massively underrated in my opinion amongst Nigerians, there’s a reason he’s been at Chelsea for so long! It’s not easy. He sabi!” Aluko tweeted minutes after Mikel scored.
It was his fifth career goal for the Blues in eight and half years at Chelsea.
Also reacting to Mikel’s goal was former England international, Gary Lineker who sacastically tweeted that the group was easy for the underrated Nigerian to score.