Nigerian midfielder Mikel Obi admits that Middlesbrough’s 1-0 win against Hull City can be of a big boost to their chances of reaching the playoff with four games to go reports Completesports.com.
The Teessiders had to dig deep in the late stages, with Mikel himself in the right place at the right time to clear one off the line.
“I think the first half was a really good game,” Mikel told Middlesbrough’s official website after the game.
“Maybe we could have killed it with one or two more goals.
“But we had to dig deep, it was one of those where we we didn’t play really well but the guys put in a shift and we got the three points.”
Mikel has made 14 appearances for Tony Pulis’ side since he joined in February on a free this season.
By Johnny Edward.