They say leadership comes with responsibility. Since John Mikel Obi was appointed Captain of the Super Eagles, the imperiously gifted midfield gem has raised his game to the next level. The Super Eagles impressive score card under the steward ship of head coach; Gernot Rohr can also be link to the incredible and indefatigable midfield performance of the former Chelsea Midfield enforcer.
Under Gernot Rohr’s tutelage, Super Eagles are yet to lose a match that features their Captain Fantastic, Mikel Obi. Due to injury,
Mikel was unavoidably absent, and, so the team was roundly beaten 2-0 at home by continental foe, Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a Nations Cup 2019 Qualifier in March, 2017. They suffered yet another Same Score line defeat to Serbia in an International friendly in March, 2018, which the mercurial midfielder was conspicuously missing in action.
It is evident that from the foregoing that a Mike- less Eagles always flatters to deceive, and often show flashes of a wingless side that struggles to Curtail and contain the attacking forays of its opponents. The incisive midfield play, and, commanding role of the experienced midfielder is never in doubt, and this informed the reason why the Eagles winning ratio is so impressive in every game that Mikel Plays.
Though, Mikel is undoubtedly indispensable to the Eagles, and his commanding presence in the middle of the pack, could give the team the needed boost and spark to light up the world cup. I am equally sure Eagles opponents’ at the World Cup realizing that Mikel being the Midfield lynchpin and Fulcrum of the team, could find a way to “frustrate” the roving machine thereby neutralizing the Eagles game plan that might be built around Mikel.
Having noted all these, it is over to coach Gernot Rohr to work out plan B or plan C, to outsmart teams who may want to stop Mikel from Orchestrating Eagles Midfield Play with the view to detonating Eagles tactical game plan. What of if Mikel gets injured? There has to be a tactical substitution that will come in to undo Mikel’s performance. What of if Mikel plays badly? There has to be a joker in the team that could step up and turn the team’s fortune around.
Conceptually, there are so many questions begging for answers and it is only the Eagles technical Crew that can readily provide answers to these questions.
Having said all these, it is imperative to further state that over reliance on Mikel’s experience and resourcefulness may eventually spell doom for the team and could be preposterous for a successful World Cup campaign. And if these facts and Suggestions are upheld by Coach Gernot Rohr, this looming danger as aforementioned may be averted, and, the Eagles will turn out to have a glorious outing at the World Cup.