Mikel’s former teammate claims he trains like a 25-year-old

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Chelsea hero John Mikel Obi had a good career with the Blues after 11 years, as he won the Champions League, Europa League, two Premier League titles and three FA Cups with the club.

Mikel then made a move to the Chinese Super League afterwards, playing for Tianjin Teda for two years before returning to England to join Middlesbrough in January 2019.

Following his short stint with Middlesbrough, Mikel joined Turkish side Trabzonspor, and he was a key man in their midfield as he led their charge to the Turkish league before the League’s suspension.

Mikel has however terminated his contract with Trabzonspor due to his comments made on coronavirus.

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Trabzonspor youngster Behlul Aydin has praised Mikel’s performance for the club and admitted that he trains like a 25-year-old despite being 32.

“Respectful career. He was a bit cold person. Always have the distance,” Aydin told Goal.

“In trainings, he was still working like a 25-year-old. Giving everything. A great example for us.

“As he is an important player, he might be a loss for Trabzonspor. But I’m not sad that he left, as I’m playing for Sancaktepe FK (on a half season loan) now.”

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