Mikel said at a post-match news conference after the teams had drawn goalless that ”the boys have been very fantastic and they have really worked hard to get here.
”The team is a very good blend of players and it is a good thing for the young players to play this game.
”Through the match, you know that they are talented players and we have been able to discover some great talents among them.
“I think the only thing that needs to be done now is to work on them so that they will know when and when not to run with the ball.”
“I am very motivated and if I am not, I will not be here.
Mikel further noted that he was really motivated by his performance and that of his team mates.