Joel Obi Praises Mourinho, Benitez & Mazzarri At Chievo Presentation

Super Eagles midfielder Joel Obi has lauded the impact of his former managers at Inter Milan during his official presentation as a Chievo Verona player.

The 29-year-old showered encomiums on Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, his Newcastle United counterpart Rafael Benitez and Walter Mazzarri for their impact on his career at Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan.

He was speaking during his unveiling as a Chievo Verona player on Wednesday.

Joel Obi had earlier sealed his transfer from Torino to Chievo Verona last week.

“I have have numerous great managers in the past who have taught me a lot. One of the best is Jose Mourinho who promoted me to the first team, then I think of Rafael Benitez who gave me my first team debut. I have to thank them and Walter Mazzarri.” He said.

“I look to learn from every coach I have in order to improve.” Joel Obi concluded.

He broke into the Inter Milan first team in 2011 and went on to score twice in 69 appearances in all competitions before he left for Torino in 2015.

One of the goals came against rivals AC Milan.

The Inter Milan Academy product was recently part of the Super Eagles 23-man squad to this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

He failed to make a single appearance as the team crashed out of the tournament in the group stage after winning one and losing two of their three Group D games.