John Obi Mikel has finally revealed what inspired him to become a professional footballer. The game that Nigeria played to win Brazil at Atlanta 1996 was what inspired him. This is why he is aiming for gold in Brazil too.

John Obi Mikel has finally revealed what inspired him to become a professional footballer. The game that Nigeria played to win Brazil at Atlanta 1996 was what inspired him. This is why he is aiming for gold in Brazil too.

John Obi Mikel has finally revealed what inspired him to become a professional footballer. The game that Nigeria played to win Brazil at Atlanta 1996 was what inspired him. This is why he is aiming for gold in Brazil too.

“I remember a little . I remember that day I was sleeping , my father woke me up. I remember the goals,” Mikel said. “This inspired me to take the game seriously and to be who I am today . I hope we can now win gold again to inspire young children in Nigeria.”

Mikel has never won Olympic gold. “It is something missing in my career. I never played the Olympics, this is my first . My goal here is to win the gold medal, it is what moves me. Coming here I spoke to the coach, we are all here walking in the same direction, me, him and the rest of the players . “That’s the reason I’m here. I hope to return to the house with gold.”

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