Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel revealed how Jose Mourinho helped him during his time at the Bridge.
Mikel joined Chelsea in 2015 after the contract issue – with Manchester United was resolved.
The Stoke City player stated that the Tottenham boss did not just help him as a player but also personally.
Speaking to the Athletic, Mikel disclosed that he acted like a child when he joined the Blues, and the Portuguese manager made him realize there is no room to joke around.
“He didn’t just help me football-wise – he was one of the guys who helped me grow up.
“Coming to Chelsea, I acted like it would be the same as playing for Nigeria Under-17s. He quickly made me realize this was not the under-17s! There is no messing about anymore. I had to wake up.
The former Plateau United midfielder plays for Stoke City in the Championship. He has created an assist in thirty-one games.