Mikel feels sad after losing to messi lead team again.


Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel says he was convinced his counterpart on the night Lionel Messi would eventually fail despite getting a win against Nigeria because of how bad this Argentine team is.

Jorge Sampaoli’s embattled side sealed second place in Group D at Nigeria’s expense four minutes from time after Victor Moses had equalised from the penalty spot.

Mikel granted an interview saying “I’m sad because I think it was the moment I came so close to getting one,” Mikel told reporters at Krestovsky Stadium.

“It’s not a competition between me and him. I just felt that this time we almost came through and it would have been amazing for us to go through.

“Once again, luck was on his side and he managed to come through again