Monday, December 5, 2011

John Mikel Obi says Chelsea will win Champion League this season

Nigeria international John Mikel Obi has said his English club Chelsea will win the UEFA Champions League for the first time this season.

The London club were beaten finalists in the 2007/08 season.

"We are doing well in the competition and I think we will win it," said Mikel.

In an interview with Nigerian sports paper Soccer Star.

"The Champions League is the ultimate. That is the only trophy we have not won and everybody wants it. We have come close to it, but winning it this term would be great.

"We talk about it every now and then. The owner, the manager, the fans and the players and everybody around here talk about winning the Champions League. I'm sure that is our main target this season."

However, Chelsea would first have to qualify for the next round of the competition from Group E by beating Valencia at home Tuesday night.

They are locked on eight points with closest rivals Valencia after five matches.

"We are walking a tight rope now and have to go all out to win the last game at home against Valencia. We need to win because any scored draw won't be good for us," Mikel revealed.

Mikel too has not given up on his club reclaiming the English Premier League crown even though they are 10 points adrift of leaders Manchester City after some indifferent showings.

"The league is still young and anything could still happen. We can win it. We have what it takes from the technical bench to the players on the pitch," he insisted.

"We are getting back to good form. We made some costly mistakes which we have worked on. The 3-0 victory over Wolves in our last game was a good boost."


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