Sports News Tue, 3 Sep 2019

Playing for Real Madrid one of the highlights of my career - Michael Essien

Ghana midfielder, Michael Essien has reiterated playing for Spanish giants, Real Madrid is one of the biggest moment in his playing career.

The former Lyon and Bastia kingpin joined the La Liga on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea in September 2012 after recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus injury to team up with his former manager, Jose Mourinho who sign him from Lyon in 2005 at the club.

“Every player will love to play for Real Madrid,” he told EA Sports. “They are the biggest club in the world.

“I have the chance to play for them so I had to give everything I had.

“I really enjoyed playing for them and it one of the best moment in my playing career,” he added.

Essien scored on his debut as Real Madrid demolished Real Zaragoza by 4:0 at the Santiago Bernabeu and wrapped up his loan stint with the club with a final goal against Osasuna.

The former AC Milan midfielder made 35 appearances for the Real Madrid and made history by winning the La Liga title.

Source: footballghana.com
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