I Left Chelsea Because Of Conte

John Mikel Obi, the former Super Eagles captain, has revealed that he left Chelsea based on advice from former team-mate Didier Drogba.

Mikel Obi fell out with the newly-appointed manager at the time, Antonio Conte, after he chose to represent Nigeria at the Olympics.

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After he returned to Stamford Bridge, the Nigerian was frozen out by Conte.

However, when Chelsea went into a bad patch, the Italian coach tried to make up with Mikel Obi and restore him to the team.

“Conte called me to his office and asked me to play again. I said, ‘No, thank you very much. I have already made up my mind I wanted to go anyway’,” 
Mikel Obi said on the Vibe with Five podcast.

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“I spoke to Didier Drogba. He said, ‘Once it starts happening like this, find your way. Just go. Try something new’”.

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Mikel Obi left Chelsea for Chinese club Tianjin TEDA.

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