Friday, December 14, 2012
FOOTBALL: MIKEL FINALLY AT PEACE WITH MARK CLATTENBURG
Mikel is now finally at peace with Mark Clattengurg after he was handed a three-match ban by the Football Association for confronting Clattenburg for use of inappropriate language towards the Nigeria international during the Premier League clash with Manchester United back in October.
Speaking from Japan where Chelsea are involved in the Club World Cup, Mikel said:
"Now it is done, I am glad it is over. I am sure he is glad it is over as well, and the FA. We can move on from here."
But Mikel does believe that the issue of racism in English football still needs to be addressed and feels that all parties should unite in an effort to eradicate the problem.
Meanwhile Chelsea's Manager Rafa Benitez has admitted he would be “very pleased” if Pep Guardiola takes over from him but not before winning Club World Cup in Japan.