Mikel Obi Quotes, Nigerian professional Footballer

I’ve compiled some of the most memorable Mikel Obi quotes.

Mikel John Obi is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder. He was born on April 22, 1987.

Mikel began his career with Plateau United before joining Norwegian club Lyn in 2004 at the age of 17. In 2006, he joined English club Chelsea, where he stayed for 11 years before joining Tianjin TEDA in 2017.

He returned to England on a short-term deal with Middlesbrough after two years in China, before joining Trabzonspor on a free transfer in July 2019. Mikel returned to England in August 2020 to join Stoke City.

12 Mikel Obi Quotes

  1. “Do not give up when life gets rather difficult because there’s always a chance that things would turn around for the better.” 

2. “Remember, work hard and your dreams can come true.”

3. “We have to keep going and there are going to be more and more difficult games.” 

4. “A lot has been said about this – the issue of racism but since I’ve been here, my team and colleagues at Trabzonspor have been very nice to me, there’s not been any issue.” 

5. “We fought until the end and we are all hurting with you. Your support has driven us throughout the World Cup and we cannot thank you enough.”

Mikel Obi quotes

6. “It doesn’t matter about money; having it, not having it. Or having clothes, or not having them. you’re still left alone with yourself in the end.”

7. “When Makelele was here he was the one playing because he was the more experienced player. But now is the time for Mikel. I always pick him.”

8. “I have scored many great goals in my career, I have also achieved an incredible amount of personal goals.”

9. “For both my professional and personal goals there have been great assists.”

10. “When I went to Chelsea, the one person that assisted me the most was José Mourinho. He brought me to the club, he signed me. In training he was always there talking to me, he put his arms around me. Basically letting me know where I am right now. This is Chelsea, this is where the big boy play.”

11. “Everything I did throughout my career, I could hear Mourinho’s voice in my head.”

12. When I came in, Obviously Drogba was there. He looked after me, gave me laods of advice. Drogba really helps me get things done.”

My favorite Mikel Obi quotes are, “Remember, work hard and your dreams can come true.” and “We have to keep going and there are going to be more and more difficult games.” 

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