Captain John Terry is a legend of Chelsea Football Club and he is one of the best players to ever play for Chelsea, helping Chelsea win lots of titles including the 2012 Champions League title. John Mikel Obi left Chelsea after 10 ½ years at Stamford Bridge helping Chelsea win lots of titles including the Champions League in 2012.
Leicester City Wilfred Ndidi has revealed he was a huge Chelsea fan while growing up in Nigeria and he also revealed his idols were John Terry and John Mikel Obi.
The 20-year-old midfielder joined Leicester City in January for a fee of £17 million.
“I have always looked up to Mikel,” Ndidi told Goal. “When he was at Chelsea, I was at Nath Boys [as a youth player] and I have always liked him as a player. I have always been crazy about Mikel. The way he plays is amazing.
“When me and my friends talk about players, we always want to talk about Mikel. He is so important for Nigerian football. I actually liked two players from outside of Nigeria [when I was younger]. Kaka and John Terry.
“Because I was a central defender, I was watching John Terry. The way he was leading Chelsea and putting his heart into it made me like him. I liked Chelsea, with Mikel and Terry.
“They were my favourite players, but I never dreamed of the Premier League. I just wanted to play football. Enjoy the game. For Kaka, I didn’t watch much of him at AC Milan, but when he won the Balon d’Or and I started to look at him.
“I followed him up and watched him more when he went to Madrid. I liked his style of play and I liked his lifestyle outside of football. Very professional.”