Former Nigeria international, Henry Nwosu believes Mikel Obi will achieve his full potential if he plays on the attack and not defense.
The Chelsea midfielder was in top form for Nigeria at the Olympics, with his contribution in terms of passes and chances created winning bromnzd for Nigeria.
And even though Mikel playa on the defensive line for Chelsea, Nwosu believes he should play on the attack for Nigeria.
“I am really impressed with Mikel’s performance at the Rio Olympic Games where Nigeria finished third in the Men’s football of the event. He showed that he’s a player that can play from the attacking line not just for the national team but also for Chelsea,” said Nwosu
“He must abandon his defensive style of play because it has limited his chances of showing what he’s made of as a player. Regardless of what he has achieved for Chelsea in the Premier League as still believe that there is more to him than just shielding the defenders of possession of the ball.
“I saw Mikel in 2005 during the FIFA World Youth Championship and I said to myself that this is a great talent for Nigeria and another Henry Nwosu. But after that competition, he joined Chelsea and was not the same Mikel.He was no longer enterprising and advancing and I concluded that Mikel can’t be the No 10 player that we know,” he said.