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Mikel assesses Chelsea pre-season training

24 July 2015, 16:01

London - John Obi Mikel has made an assessment of Chelsea's first pre – season fixture against New York Red Bulls played on Wednesday.

The defensive midfielder was in action for 45 minutes, with the highlight of his performance being a chance he created for fellow Nigeria international Victor Moses, only for his dink to come off the post.

''Overall it was a pretty good warm-up game but not the result we hoped for, ''Mikel told Chelsea's official webpage.

''We knew we needed to start the game well. I was in the dressing room having a shower at the beginning of the second half so I don’t know how we  started but we obviously didn’t end the game well.''

Also read: Mikel, Moses make Chelsea tour squad, Omeruo dropped

Chelsea's first official fixture in the 2015 - 2016 season is the Community Shield game against Arsenal next weekend before they start their title defense in the EPL with a game against Swansea City the following weekend.

''We are here to work hard, and we are here to train hard leading to the Community Shield and to the league.

''I think we’re on the right course. That game was just a one-off game and we know we need to go back to training, buckle up and know the season is starting soon,'' the Chelsea number 12 concluded.

Mikel has vowed to see out the remaining two years of his contract with Chelsea despite reports linking him with a summer exit from Stamford Bridge.

-Soccer Laduma

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