It is indeed a very good news for Chelsea that Mikel John Obi has decided to stay at the Stamford Bridge. The 29-year-old Nigerian spoke to Standard Sport and expressed his desire to earn a new contract under Conte.
“I am definitely staying at Chelsea and I will try to give my best to the club, like I have always done. I want to help the team fight for every point, every win and to win trophies. I also want to help the team qualify for the Champions League again as soon as possible,” said the player who fell out of favour to Guus Hiddink and Jose Mourinho last season.
It will be beneficial for Conte to have experienced players in the squad alongside new and less experienced legs. Mikel was told a few days ago that Conte has backed him to win a medal at the Olympics, which means that Conte still has trust in Mikel’s abilities and is willing to motivate him as a crucial member of the team.