The Chelsea star believes the senior national team boasts of quality players to qualify the country for 2018 World Cup Russia
The Chelsea midfielder led the three-time African champions to a 2-1 victory over Zambia at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Sunday, and the 29-year old player says the commitment shown by the team will be key to their success.
He also commended the team’s technical crew led by coach Gernot Rohr, saying they have good plans for the team.
“I have belief that we can reach new heights with this team,” Mikel told NFF media
“The boys are so committed that it makes you happy.
“The coaching crew is made up of very matured and brilliant people who respect the players. We are onto a good thing.”
The 2013 African Cup of Nations winner added that: “We have a very good chance to qualify for the World Cup if we keep our heads and play at our best level.