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England vs Nigeria: What Mikel Obi advises Three Lions coach, Southgate on Chelsea’s Loftus-Cheek

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has advised England manager, Gareth Southgate to feature midfielder, Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the number 10 position when they face Nigeria in a pre-World Cup friendly at Wembley on Saturday evening.

Mike who played with Loftus-Cheek during his time at Stamford Bridge, said that the 22-year-old was an amazing talent and he hopes to play against him in today’s clash.

” Loftus-Cheek was an amazing talent when I was at Chelsea,” Mikel told The Sun UK.

”I used to speak to him a lot. John Terry, Frank Lampard and I used to give him advice, and the important thing is that he’s a good kid, he listens a lot, a very humble kid.

”He excites me every time I see him play, during training, everything he does is amazing. He will definitely, definitely be one for the future for England.

”I think he needs to try and figure out where his natural position is, where he fits well, but for me I see him as a number 10 behind the strikers and I want the manager to play him, because he has the power to drive the ball and give defenders a break.”

The kick off time for the match is 5:15pm.

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