New Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has expressed his readiness to play in any position that is deemed fit for him ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt today.
Speaking ahead of the game, the 28-year old said despite being comfortable playing as either an attacking midfielder and a defensive midfielder, he will only play in whatever position interim coach Samson Siasia wants him to play.
“I don’t know where I will play on Friday (today), we just have to wait and see, but I am very comfortable playing as either an attacking or defensive midfielder and I will wait and see where the coach wants me to play,” he said.
There has always been a debate as to where he should play for Nigeria, as he is traditionally a holding midfielder at Chelsea, but often plays as an attacking midfielder for the Super Eagles but the 28-year old has now come out to say he will play wherever the coach decides to play him.
Meanwhile, he has also hailed the duo of Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi and Moses Simon and says they are the future of Nigerian football.
“It is amazing to see these young players coming though. Iwobi, Iheanacho and Moses as well, they are doing great with their clubs and I think they are the future of the Super Eagles and I think we’ve got the right blend of the older and younger players now
“I think it’s always good to have this balance of the older and younger players so that they can learn,” he said.