Stoke City manager, Michael O’Neill has come out to say that John Obi Mikel has made the club stronger with his role.
Michael recently revealed that Mikel has been solid with his defensive performances for Stoke and his impact is very noticed.
According to him, the number of clean sheets the club has had since the Nigerian arrived have been impressive, even if other defenders have been fanstastic too.
He added that Stoke has steadily improved since the start of this calendar year and he hopes the good form continues.
His words, “Our number of clean sheets has been impressive,”
“I think even going back to the start of this calendar year, I think we rank among the best in the division in terms of clean sheets. It’s important how we defend as a team, not just a back four.
“John Obi Mikel has made us stronger in that area as well, we’re stronger in midfield and we’ve been stronger as a unit in how we defend from the front.”