appears settling fast at his new club as he already proves to be a quality addition to the side.
The former Chelsea midfielder made his debut for tianjin teda few days ago in their first pre-season game against Borussia Monchengladbach.
However, Mikel and his team-mates were no match for their German opponents who were able to score three goals at the opening 26th minute of the match before Mikel Obi pulled one back for his side in the 35th minute to make the score 3-1.
His goal came off a header from a well delivered free kick, which left the goalkeeper of St. Pauli stranded in goal as the ball flew into the net.
Having broken the duck this early (in his second game) many are confident that Mikel will surpass the goal-scoring record he had while at Chelsea.
Mikel was quoted as saying by Netease Sports; “Of course, I want to stay in a team for a long time, I left Chelsea after eleven years, I hope to stay in TEDA for a long time, not one or two seasons.
“If the club will not let me go, I hope to stay until the end of my career, TEDA will be my last stop.”