Mikel and his team mates after their Super Cup hammering by Atletico Madrid
Mikel Obi has admitted Chelsea shame from a 4-1 battering by Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup, but assured they will fight back.
Mikel assured the European champions will bounce back after a pathetic showing in Monaco on Friday to do well in both the English Premier League as well as the Champions League.
“The result was embarrassing but we will bounce back as this result and display won’t have any negative effect on us in the league,” the Nigeria midfielder told MTNFootball.com
“It was a disappointing game, we wanted to win and approached it with seriousness but we conceded two quick goals. We will keep doing well in the league and extend that to the Champions League when it begins. We will definitely return to winning ways when we play our next league game.”
Mikel further commented on his club’s defence of the Champions League, where they are drawn against Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus and FC Nordsjælland in Group E.
“It is a relatively good group, even though I will not underrate any team. All our opponents are champions of their leagues I learnt, so it means they are no easy teams, but we will do our best right from the first game,” he said.
“Retaining the trophy is what I am thinking about, the memory of last season is still fresh in my mind and I would love to have a repeat immediately.”
Chelsea’s next EPL game will be against fellow Londoners Queens Park Rangers on September 15