A large section of Stoke fans have showered encomium on erstwhile Super Eagles skipper, John Obi Mikel for his classy display against Newcastle over the weekend.
The former Chelsea legend was regarded as a massive signing by the club faithful given his wealth of experience and pedigree that saw him won laurels with the club.
He gave the club fans a slice of what to expect in Stoke City 1-0 over Newcastle over the weekend as he combined well with teammates at St James’ Park on Saturday.
And Stoke fans then took to their Facebook account to declare their love and admiration for the former Trabzonspor’s midfield enforcer and equally believe the Nigerian will be massive in the club’s chase for honours in the Championship this season
” He’s a player that plays in a crucial role. We have needed a ball winner that can pass a ball for a number of seasons. Class never leaves just a player’s pace, Mikel has never relied on pace so his age won’t be a problem. Keeping fit could be a factor, if we manage to do that then he’s a brilliant signing,” Stoke Loud and Proud said.
Dave Goodwin described Mikel as a winner and true professional who is ready to take on responsibility when occasions demand.
“He is a winner a true professional he will do the job most players don’t like sit in front of the back four and cover everyone like Glen Whelan did,” he wrote.
Mikel will be hoping to help Stoke regain their Premiership status having lost it two seasons ago when they relegated from the elite division.