Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel has advised his Chelsea teammates that Wednesday’s Champions League round of 16 second leg clash against Paris’ Saint Germain won’t be an easy task at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues lost the first leg in Paris 2-1 a fortnight ago, Mikel scored an own goal in the match before redeeming himself by netting the all-important away goal. A 1-0, 2-0 or 3-1 win will be enough to qualify the London team to the quarter-final stages of the competition.
With the tie still open for both teams, the Nigerian international will be hoping that the Blues can turn things around against PSG.
“We all know what happened the last time we played them here, they scored in the last few minutes and then we couldn’t go through,” Mikel told the Chelsea FC club website.
“It will be cagey, very difficult and we have to approach it in a clever way. Cesc Fàbregas had a rest against Stoke, Diego Costa didn’t start the game and players like them and Eden Hazard will be vital for us. It’s all about being together, we’re not counting on individuals but the whole team.
Our fans have been amazing so I’m sure they will all come out to support us. There have been ups and downs this season but they have stuck by us,” he concluded.