Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has opened his goal scoring account for his Chinese team, Tianjin Teda as he was on the scorers’ sheet in their 2-6 loss to German side St. Pauli.
Mikel who recently signed a three-year deal with the ambitious Chinese side after spending over a decade at Stamford Bridge appears to have settled down quickly at his new club and he is already proving to me a quality addition.
Mikel made his first appearance for the team few days ago in their first pre-season game against Borrussia Monchengladbach, and also started in the game against St. Pauli.
The German side ran riot scoring three goals in the opening 26 minute before Mikel pulled a goal back for his side in the 35th minute to bring scores to 3-1.
His goal came off a header from a well delivered free kick, which left the goalkeeper of St. Pauli stranded in goal as the ball flew into the net.
With this early start to scoring goals, many will expect to dwarf his numbers at Chelsea where he had just a handful number.