It was a pleasure playing next to you – Frank Lampard recalls moment with Mikel Obi

Everton manager, Frank Lampard has reacted to former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel’s retirement from football.

Lampard recalled the moment he played next to Mikel Obi during Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League 2012 final victory over Bayern Munich.

The Englishman also wished the former Super Eagles captain good luck in the near future.

In a post via Instagram, Lampard wrote: “Congratulations on your amazing career mate. A pleasure playing next to you and sharing that beautiful 120 minutes in Munich with you.

“Good luck for all that’s coming.”

Mikel Obi, on Tuesday, confirmed his retirement from football in a post through his Instagram account.

The 35-year-old Nigerian retired after a successful career with the Nigeria national team and at the club level.

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