“Mikel is not a central defender, but he was willing to help the team,” Pacheo told sports.enorth.com.cn. “Before the game I had a personal conversation with him (Mikel) and he said he can play in the position, which was very good for us.
“He had a very good performance, his partnership with Pan Xi Ming in the center-back gave no chance to Jiangsu Suning. “He showed with his quality on how well the role should be played especially how he communicated with his teammates.”
Tianjin TEDA occupy the 11th position on the CSL table and face Chongqing Lifan in their next game on April 2.