Int’l boss: Chelsea boss Conte is “punishing” my star player
The manager of the Nigerian football team has revealed that John Obi Mikel is not playing for Chelsea because of off-field issues, as he waits to make his first appearance under Antonio Conte.
The midfielder is in his 11th season at the club after choosing the Londoners over Manchester United in 2006, and is now the second longest serving player after John Terry.
Gernot Rohr was talking to the media ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Algeria and explained that he had recently conducted the club to defend his captain.
Learn what he said about the Mikel’s situation on next page.