I Won’t Swap Olympic Bronze For Chance In Chelsea – Mikel

By Adebayo Williams

Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi has said that he does not regret choosing to represent the country at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Chelsea midfielder has been overlooked by boss Antonio Conte and many believe it is connected with his decision to play at the Olympics. Mikel, who scored in the Eagles 3-1 victory over Algeria on Saturday, if he could rewind the hands of time, he would still make the same decision.

“But, no, I would never swap my Olympic medal for a place back in the Chelsea team.

“One thing you have to do in life as a man is that when you make a decision, or a sacrifice, you have to deal with it.

“You have to stand by your decision. You have to live with it.

“I have not one single regret in going to the Olympics. And I will not trade my medal for anything,” he said.

The 29-year-old has also said he would seek a way out of his misery in January if his situation at Stamford Bridge remains the same. He, however, said national team coach Gernot Rohr was misquoted to have said Conte’s decision to freeze him out of the Blues’ squad was down to his participation in the Olympics.

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