Mikel attack on team-mates
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Nigerian starlet John Obi Mikel has launched a scathing attack on his Lyn team-mates.Nigerian starlet John Obi Mikel has launched a scathing attack on his Lyn team-mates.
The 18-year-old's future is still unclear with both Manchester United and Chelsea looking to welcome him.
United stole in earlier this year to get Mikel's signature on a contract that the youngster now claims he was forced to sign against his will - and he now wants to move to Chelsea, who have had a long-standing interest in him.
Fifa are now considering the case and will soon make a judgement on where Mikel's future will lie - however in the mean time he has been continuing to play for Lyn in Oslo.
However, he has now infuriated the Norwegian club by attacking his team-mates - claiming they are 'jealous' of him.
"The worst is going to the training pitch every day and seeing faces I don't want to see," said Mikel.
"They are jealous of me. When a boy becomes a man and is successful, he can expect more of his team-mates.
"I have told the management and coach Henning Berg I don't want to play any more matches for the club."
Lyn supremo Morgan Andersen is understandably incensed by Mikel's latest outburst.
"We don't accept a player who makes comments like that about his team-mates," fumed Andersen.