John Obi Mikel (2nd L) carries the UEFA Champions League trophy with some of his Chelsea team mates
John Mikel Obi has said he hopes to emulate compatriot Celestine Babayaro by helping Chelsea win the UEFA Super Cup slated for Friday inside the Stade Louis II in Monaco.
The Premiership giants who shocked Barcelona to claim the UEFA Champions’ League will be up in battle against Spanish club Atletico Madrid who won the Europa Cup.
In 1998, Chelsea parading Nigeria international defender, Babayaro beat Real Madrid 1-0 to win their first-ever Super Cup.
And now Mikel is also hoping to repeat that feat as ‘The Blues’ battle another Spanish La Liga club from Madrid for the prestigious trophy.
Mikel was part of history last season as the Stamford Bridge team won their first-ever UEFA Champions League trophy and he has now said he wishes to add to that piece of silverware to his collections.
“The game will be interesting and tough. Atletico Madrid are Europa League champions, that says a lot about them. They won this same trophy last season and will want to retain it,” Mikel told MTNFootball.com
“But I am looking forward to a good game and victory against them. It would be great for me to win this cup, my first and Chelsea’s second.”
Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, will be aiming to lift this cup for the second time.
Juventus, Anderlecht and Valencia are the teams who have won the trophy twice in history.