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Middlesbrough Midfielder Assombalonga: Mikel Is Our Uncle

Middlesbrough Midfielder Assombalonga: Mikel Is  Our Uncle

Mikel Obi now has a new nickname according to his Middlesbrough teammate Briit Assombalonga.

Mikel who arrived the English Championship in January has been dubbed uncle by his teamates.

“Uncle – I call him Uncle – is a real rock in midfield,” said admiring striker Assombalonga.

“You can just see the pure quality he brings to the pitch in midfield in every game.

“When you have that quality and experience on the pitch you always have an extra edge and an advantage.

“He lets the other boys in midfield go out and express themselves.”

Certainly, his solidity in the holding role has given Lewis Wing and Mo Besic license to push higher up the field.

“He is incredible,” enthused £15m record buy Assombalonga. “He drags players towards him and that creates time and space somewhere else and then he gets the ball, keeps the ball and threads it into those empty space for someone to pick up and use.

“You can give him the ball even when he has players on him and he always gets out of sticky situations and finds space.

“You can give him the ball absolutely anywhere on the pitch and he will manoeuvre and find a space or an angle and find a way to give it to someone else in a better position. He’s awesome.”

Mikel, now 31, has won almost everything in his club career with Chelsea including the Champion League. Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.

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COMMENTS

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  • Asoko Emmanuel 2 years ago

    Mikel, I beg we need you for Afcon .

     
  • Olupotan 2 years ago

    Mikel’s assured presence is highly coveted if we are to make a lasting impact at the AFCON.We already have the blend of players that baring unforseen circumstances,vis a visit injury and loss of form, would stun even the bookies favourites.

     
  • pompei 2 years ago

    Uncle Mikel….it has a nice ring to it 🙂

     
  • Edoman of NewJersey,USA 2 years ago

    In the Name of our Lord, l beg you to return to play for your beloved Country Nigeria. We know you are annoyed of the way your father have been treated why you refused to come back, but your whole Nation wants you to come back to play at this AFCON in Egypt. Arm rubbers out there in the North, we beg you all now o, please stop doing bad things to Mikel’ father now o. We take God beg una. Live Mikel’s father alone. Mikel father deserves to be calibrated for bringing such a wonderful son to our Nation. Those responsible for Mikel’s father kidnapping will surely die a horrible death as God reserves special HELL in heaven for you all. Amen.