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Mikel reveals Tianjin TEDA ambition

NPFL By: Ambrose Udeme | 10/01/2017

Mikel Obi makes Tianjin TEDA pledge

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has spoken about his ambition at his new Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin Teda.

The Nigerian international last week completed a move to Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA following 10-and-a-half years spell at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea in which time he won every major club honour.

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Speaking to theclub's website, the former Lyn Oslo man said: "Before in Chelsea, are teammates can not wait to see me, and now finally It 's my turn to wait to see my teammates.

"Everyone has a good goal, but individual goals should be under the team goal, the team's interests above all else."

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Signed in the summer of 2006 by Jose Mourinho, the 19-year-old Mikel moved to west London from Norwegian club Lyn Oslo as a talented, raw, powerfully-built attacking midfielder, the Nigerian super star went on to make 372 appearances for the club - the 17th-highest figure of anyone in our history - and won 10 major honours.

Mikel's Chelsea honours

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Premier League: 2009–10, 2014–15

FA Cup: 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12

League Cup: 2006–07, 2014-15

FA Community Shield: 2009

UEFA Champions League: 2011–12

UEFA Europa League: 2012–13