Former Super Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel, has revealed two major reasons he decided to retire from international football.
Mikel who left the Super Eagles shortly after Nigeria came third in the last Nations Cup in Egypt, stated this in a chat with Trabzonspor’s official magazine.
Now with Trabzonspor in Turkey, the midfielder stated the first reason was to pave way for younger players and the need to soft-pedal since he no longer has many years of football ahead of him.
Mikel has spent close to two decades of romance with the round leather game.
He also expressed confidence in the present crop of Eagles, noting that the players are not only talented but determined to excel.