Rohr blasts Chelsea manager

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr is upset with the way Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has treated Mikel John Obi and has backed the Nigerian captain.

Obi has not played in a competitive game for Chelsea since Conte took over as the club’s new permanent coach in the summer.

Rohr said: “There is a reason why Mikel is not playing for Chelsea right now and that reason is because he played for Nigeria at the Olympics. He was punished for that.

“I cannot punish a player who loves his country and shows that he loves the Green jersey. I am not happy with what is happening to Mikel at his club because he is my captain.

“I spoke about this with Mikel and the club’s technical director (Michael Emenalo). Mikel is training very well and he plays games in training with the big players at Chelsea.”

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