League title priority for Mikel
John Obi Mikel reckons only winning this year's Premier League can make up for Chelsea's European exit.
By Ben Collins
Last Updated: 06/04/10 5:37pm
John Obi Mikel reckons that only winning the Premier League title can make up for Chelsea's UEFA Champions League failure this season.
The Blues' wait to be crowned Europe's finest goes on after being dumped out by Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan in the last 16.
Carlo Ancelotti's men have softened the blow by beating title rivals Manchester United on Saturday to go top of the Premier League.
The Blues are also in contention for the club's first-ever domestic double as they have an FA Cup semi-final against Aston Villa on Saturday.
But Mikel, who has already won the FA Cup twice since joining Chelsea in 2006, has his sights set on claiming his first Premier League winners' medal.
"I've won the FA Cup twice and I think if I win the Premier League I will be happier," he told the Evening Standard.
"We are disappointed with how we went out to Inter, but that's behind us now and we've got to focus on winning the Premier League - that's just as important a trophy.
"We're still in the race for the title and I think the belief is there.
"We've got the right mentality, everything seems to be in place, so it's up to us to keep it going."