Mikel Speaks To Ihenancho

Kelechi Iheanacho can work his way back into the Manchester City team, according to fellow Nigerian John Obi Mikel.  Mikel knows all about the long game in the Premier League, having put up 374 appearances during his 10 years at Stamford Bridge.

The 29 year old  currently playing in the Chinese Super League has seen the situation unfold in Manchester.

Where the arrival of Gabriel Jesus has threatened Kelechi’s stay at Man city.

“I know he will become a better player after this phase,” he said.

“Kelechi is a strong lad, a very positive minded being and level headed. He will regain his spot in the team. He just have to keep on working hard in training and wait for his chance, when it comes I know he will do well.

“Every player wants to play and when you are not getting into the match day squad it can be so discouraging. But I have learnt to always pick the positives from every situation.”

Ihenancho could return to a match day squad for the first time in six games when Pep Guardiola takes his team to Huddersfield.