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I don’t want to be Nigeria’s Maradona—Mikel

Nigeria star John Obi Mikel has insisted that the team is all that matters for Stephen Keshi’s men and that none of the players are looking for individual glory, saying that no-one wants to be the African side’s Diego Maradona.
The Chelsea midfielder stressed that it’s all about the team rather than about individual glory.

“I only care about the team. Nobody wants to be the Maradona of this team,” Mikel said at a press conference ahead of Nigeria’s round of 16 game against France.

“We don’t want to be talking about individuals. We all want to do our utmost for the team and I will keep giving my all.”
“It will be a spectacular game and we are very motivated. The match could be decided by details. It will be a close encounter.

“I have played against some of the France players before in the Champions League. The coaches have also done their homework on how to approach the game and have given us all the details we need,” he noted.


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