Mikel Makes Tianjin TEDA Debut In M’gladbach Friendly

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel played his first game for his new Chinese club, Tianjin Teda FC in a friendly against Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday, but the game ended in 2-1 defeat in favour of the Germans.

The former Chelsea midfielder who recently joined the Chinese Super League outfit had his first training session couple of days ago and subsequently featured for the club in their build up for the new season.

The visitors scored first quite early 10 minutes intothe game, before Tianjin Teda got the equalizer 14 minutes later.  The German team continued mounting pressure in the second half, but finally got their reward towards the 80th minute mark by scoring the match-winner when it really mattered in the game.

The club finished 10th in the Chinese Super League last season, but hopes to improve as the season gets underway, especially with the new additions in the team.