Tianjin TEDA: Mikel Obi Assumes Central Defence Role
Worried by the rate at which his team concedes goals, TEDA coach, Jaime Pacheco has now fielded his new star signing, John Obi Mikel in central defensive role, although the team was held to a goalless draw aftereffect.
The Nigeria international was partnered by Pan Ximing in central defence and together with goalkeeper Du Jia, they kept a clean sheet.
Mikel Obi began his career as an attacking midfielder and was converted into a defensive midfielder by Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. He has though played in defence in two competitive matches while at Stamford Bridge.