NewsNigeria Vs Iceland: Rohr to play Mikel as Defensive Midfielder Published 6 months agoon June 20, 2018By GoalBall Nigeria’s captain Mikel Obi has vowed to do whatever it takes to ensure the Super Eagles advance into the round of 16 of the Russia 2018 World Cup. Nigeria are currently bottom of group D and must beat Iceland on Friday to keep hopes alive.The Eagles lost their opening game 2-0 to Croatia while debutants Iceland held group favorites Argentina to a 1-1 draw.Mikel, who was made to play in an advanced midfield role, was one of the team’s worst performers on Saturday, with many fans calling for him to be consequently dropped or given a withdrawn role. Ex-Super Eagles captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha had advised coach Gernot Rohr to either drop Mikel or make him play deeper.When asked about playing in defensive midfield on Wednesday, Mikel said: “If I have to sacrifice for this team to progress, I will.“If I have to sacrifice a position, go play wherever, I will do that for this team to win games.”Mikel played as a defensive midfielder for most of his thriving 11-year stay at Chelsea but has often been deployed further upfield for the Super Eagles.Mikel’s former Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has also warned that the Nigeria captain should play as a ‘number 6’, which is a defensive midfielder. More Topics: Advertisement What Others Are Reading Advertisement LatestPopularVideos Leagues and Cups9 hours agoSuper Eagles defender Stephen Eze stirs Lokomotiv Plodiv To First Win News9 hours agoMourinho Claims Manchester United’s Problem Started With David Moyes Premier League10 hours ago“Sell Iwobi to Ipswich” – frustrated Arsenal fans react to 3-2 loss News11 hours agoOgenyi Onazi Reiterates ‘Commitment To Playing’ For Nigeria Leagues and Cups12 hours agoLaLiga 2: Uzoho Helps Elche To their First Win In Seven Games Premier League19 hours agoLiverpool vs Manchester United: Salah Threatens Mourinho News11 hours agoOgenyi Onazi Reiterates ‘Commitment To Playing’ For Nigeria News19 hours agoYakubu Ayegbeni Buys Wife Range Rover SUV [PHOTOS] Leagues and Cups12 hours agoLaLiga 2: Uzoho Helps Elche To their First Win In Seven Games Premier League13 hours agoSouthampton End Arsenal’s Unbeaten Run Ends With 3-2 Loss Premier League13 hours agoSouthampton End Arsenal’s Unbeaten Run Ends With 3-2 Loss News2 days agoModric Slams Ronaldo And Messi for snubbing Ballon D’Or 2018 Ceremony News2 days agoSalah Wins BBC African Footballer Of The Year Award Again Women's World Cup2 days agoFrance Women’s World Cup: NFF Secure Austria Camp For Falcons Leagues and Cups3 days agoAfrica U-20 Cup of Nations: Flying Eagles Drawn Against South Africa Advertisement My Tweets Want to Buy Cheap Data Bundle, Buy Cheap Airtime, Send Bulk SMS, Pay Cable TV Subscription, Transfer Money, Print Recharge PIN, or Convert Airtime To Data? >> >> CLICK HERE to get started!