Nigeria’s esteemed captain, John Mikel Obi, is optimistic that his Chinese club, Tianjin Teda, will build on their hard-fought 3-2 win against Tianjin Quanjian in the Chinese Super League. The victory comes after a lackluster start to the season, as reported by Completesportsnigeria.com.
Mikel, who provided an assist during the match, expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance, stating on his official Twitter account, “First win of the season – Done We build from here.” This triumph marks Tianjin Teda’s first win of the season, following one draw and one defeat in their opening two games.
Frank Acheampong played a pivotal role in the victory, scoring two goals for Tianjin Teda. Additionally, Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato and Anthony Modeste found the back of the net for Tianjin Quanjian, adding to the intensity of the derby.
This triumph has propelled Tianjin Teda to the eighth spot in the 16-team CSL table, accumulating a total of four points. The team’s newfound momentum is expected to ignite their performance in the upcoming matches, as they strive to climb higher in the league standings.
While Tianjin Teda basks in their hard-earned victory, Mikel will soon join the Super Eagles camp on Monday to lead the Nigerian national team in their friendly matches against Poland on Friday and Serbia in London next week. As the captain, Mikel’s presence and leadership on the field will be crucial in guiding his team to success.
With Mikel’s unwavering support and the team’s renewed confidence, Tianjin Teda is poised to capitalize on their recent triumph and continue their journey towards success in the Chinese Super League.