Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi has praised coach Jose Mourinho for the positive impact he has made since returning to the club at the start of the season.
The Blues are currently in second place on the Premier League standings and first in their group in the Champions League and Mikel believes the Portuguese has helped to restore their winning mentality.
“This game is all about winning and the manager that brought this transformation of winning to this club is back now,” the Super Eagles star told Chelsea TV.
“He still has the same idea of how he wants us to approach every game with a win, win mentality.
“I came to this club at 18 and he made me to think win, win, win. Whenever you see him, you see motivation.
“He walks around the place full of energy, full of confidence. And really, he is not doing it for himself but for you to see how he goes about his business and he wants you to emulate that into yourself and start behaving in a similar way.
“This is because confidence can lead you to so many places that you never thought you could go and it is just brilliant to work with him again.
“And now that he is back, we hope that we can continue winning the trophies that we won since he left.”
The Blues will look to continue with their winning form when they visit Newcastle United in a league clash on Saturday.
Mikel played all 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat of Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the League Cup.
The former Lyn Oslo player made 90 per cent pass accuracy from 70 touches on the ball. He also won just 25 per cent of all his aerial duels while completing one dribble and one successful tackle. He was shown a yellow card in the 29th minute for a blatant foul on Jack Wilshere.