John Obi Mikel tricked into posting fake Ruben Neves quote on Instagram

John Obi Mikel was cruelly tricked on social media

John Obi Mikel will always be remembered fondly by Chelsea fans.

The Nigerian midfielder was a constant presence in the Blues squad between 2006 and 2017, turning in some brilliant performances down the years.

Mikel also played the full 120 minutes against Bayern Munich in the 2012 Champions League final, when Chelsea famously beat the German side on penalties to win the most coveted of club trophies.

The 32-year-old is now playing for Turkish side Trabzonspor after spending the latter half of the 2018/19 season with Middlesbrough in the Championship.

But while his playing career has been a resounding success up until now, he may want to buck up his ideas on social media.

That's because Mikel was cruelly tricked into posting a fake quote from Ruben Neves supposedly praising him.

The alleged 'quote' from the Portuguese midfielder read: "Back in Porto, we were given DVD's of John Obi Mikel to take home and study everyday. We used to call him the professor of football."

Mikel harmlessly uploaded the image of the quote onto his official Instagram with the caption 'I am honoured'.

You have to feel for him a bit here.

Always remember to check your sources, John Obi.

Mikel may have been one of the most underrated players in some of Chelsea's Premier League title-winning teams, but young players were never going to watching DVD's of him.

Mikel in action for Chelsea

If you were going to pick a holding midfielder from down the years to study, Sergio Busquets and Claude Makelele would be far more likely candidates.

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