Mikel Obi says he wants to play at top level again after Middlesbrough stint

Mikel Obi says he wants to play at top level again after Middlesbrough stint

- Mikel Obi has explained that he wants to continue his football career in Europe

- The Super Eagles captain scored for Middlesbrough on Sunday, May 5

- Mikel's goal was his first for the club in the 2-1 win at Rotherham in a Championship game

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has explained that he wants to play at the top level again after scoring for Middlesbrough against Rotherham in the Championship.

Mikel scored his first goal for Boro in the final day 2-1 win at Rotherham, but the season ended in disappointment as his club missed out on sixth place to Derby who beat West Brom 3-1.

He joined Boro in January after leaving the Chinese Super League, and the 32-year-old wants to continue his football in Europe.

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"I don't know, you can never say never. My contract ends and that's why I'm saying 'they' (about Boro).

"If there's a conversation, OK, fine. It's a great club, they will find the right players and make sure next season they are in the play-offs or automatic promotion.

"I still want to win trophies, I'll go somewhere where the players, the team, the fans, the staff, want to win,'' Mikel said according to Gazette UK.

Before making a return to England, Mikel Obi spent most of his football career at Premier League giants Chelsea winning many trophies before he left.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Middlesbrough and Nigeria's Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel scored his second League goal in English football as Middlesbrough defeated Semi Ajayi's relegated Rotherham United 2-1 at the New York stadium on Sunday, May 5.

However, Mikel's strike was not enough for Middlesbrough to secure the last play-offs spot as they finished in seventh position with 73 points just one point below Derby County who claimed the last play-offs spot after a 3-1 win against West Brom.

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