London - Nigeria International, John Obi Mikel has called on his Chelsea FC team mates who are on a post-season tour to show why the Blues are English Premier League champions when they take on A-League side Sydney FC.
The Nigerian, John Obi Mikel who helped the Super Eagles to lift the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 2013 and a second round appearance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will file out with his Chelsea team mates as they face the Australian team later on Tuesday night at the ANZ Stadium.
Around 10,000 fans watched Chelsea train on Monday and an estimate of 83,000 spectators are expected to fill the Stadium for the friendly against Sydney, who suffered a 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
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‘We’re here to play well, and show why we’re the champions,’ said the Nigerian. ‘We’re used to big crowds and good atmospheres, so we’re looking forward to that and it was nice to see so many fans come to watch us training as well, “Mikel told Chelsea official website
‘So far it’s been a good trip, I’m feeling a little jet lag since we arrived in Sydney, so I’ve been resting and sleeping a lot, but it will be a great game, Sydney had a good game against Spurs and will want to do even better against us," Mikel stated.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.