Super Eagles captain and Middlesbrough’s inspiring midfielder, John Obi Mikel said it was lamentable the English championship side is struggling to score goals.
The Riverside outfit have failed to win a game in their past six outings, extending their goalless run to three games on Tuesday
“For the last three games, I don’t understand how some of the chances go in,” Mikel told club website.
“It’s unbelievable. Sometimes football is very cruel like that.
“We come out to try and put in a good performance and make sure we don’t disappoint the fans.
“We keep getting these chances. The lads are doing everything possible so that we take the lead when we’re on top, get one or two and then we can settle, but it’s just not coming.
“But we have to keep going.” Mikel will hope Middlesbrough, who have since dropped to the eighth position – two points adrift playoff spot – in the Championship log, get lucky in the final third when they visit South Wales to take on Swansea City on Saturday.