I’ll End My Career in China – Mikel Says as He Scores First Goal for His New Chinese Club, Tianjin TEDA

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Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, who recently signed a lucrative three-year deal with the ambitious Chinese side, Tianjin Teda, appears settling fast at his new club and he is already proving to me a quality addition.

The former Chelsea FC midfielder made his debut for Tianjin TEDA few days ago in their first pre-season game against Borrussia Monchengladbach, and also started in the game against St. Pauli.

The Nigeria international and his teammates were no match for their German opponents who ran riot scoring three goals in the opening 26 minute before Mikel pulled a goal back for his side in the 35th minute to bring scores to 3-1.

His goal came off a header from a well delivered free kick, which left the goalkeeper of St. Pauli stranded in goal as the ball flew into the net. Having broken the duck this early (in his second game) many are confident that Mikel will surpass the goal-scoring record he had while at Chelsea.

Mikel was quoted as saying by Netease Sports; “Of course, I want to stay in a team for a long time, I left Chelsea after eleven years, I hope to stay in TEDA for a long time, not one or two seasons. “If the club will not let me go, I hope to stay until the end of my career, TEDA will be my last stop.

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