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(Picture): Mikel Releases Statement To Counter Rohr’s Reason For His Lack Of Playing Time At Chelsea

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Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel says he is not been frozen out of the first team picture at Chelsea, due to his participation at the Olympics as suggested by the coach of the Nigeria national team Gernot Rohr.

In a statement on his various official social media handle, the 29 year old said Chelsea manager Antonio Conte gave him his blessings before he went to the Olympics in Rio, and defended Rohr over his statement.

He believed the manager statement was misinterpreted by the media in Nigeria, as the Franco-German manager has deficiencies when it comes to making a point using english language.

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