John Obi Mikel has expressed disappointment at Iran’s game plan and claimed they wanted to frustrate Nigeria after the sides played out a goalless draw in their 2014 World Cup Group F game.
The Chelsea midfielder expressed his unhappiness at the outcome and claimed Iran played for the draw while Nigeria wanted to win.
He told a news conference: “We are all disappointed. The first game of every tournament is very important. When you watch the way Iran played, they had 11 men behind the ball the entire game and it was hard for us to create chances.
“They sat back and it became difficult. It was a game we wanted to win, but they wanted to play a bit different.”