With the Super Eagles preparing for the 2019 African Cup of Nations set to kick off in a few weeks, captain of the team, John Mikel Obi has expressed his disappointment at ex-players that criticise the team.
“When you see ex-players do that to players who love this country, who can do anything for this country, it is sad to see really. Because they are supposed to be the ones to encourage the younger players and talk to you and encourage players who are still playing,” Mikel said on the Super Eagles official YouTube channel.
“Maybe they have their own problems and they want to take it out on people who are still playing but I don’t know. I always concentrate on this team and I want to give everything for this team.”
The midfielder, who was recently released by Middlesborough, returned to the Super Eagles after a one-year hiatus that began after Super Eagles lost to Argentina in the 2018 World Cup. He said during the time he was away from the team, he followed the team, always kept in touch with them and the coach. Read more