Essien Trains Alone Ahead Of Real’s Trip To Dortmund

Posted On Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Michael Essien has been training alone at Real Madrid

Michael Essien has been training alone at Real Madrid

Michael Essien trained alone on Monday in Real Madrid’s penultimate workout before Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg tie against Borussia Dortmund. 

Essien took to the field at Real Madrid’s Football City in a session that included some ball exercises.

The versatile player has been battling a hamstring injury he picked up three weeks ago during their Champions League quarter-final second leg at Galatasaray.

Essien has sat out two Spanish La Liga games and has been trained in the gym.

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho needs a fully fit Essien to play the right-back role with Alvaro Arbeloa suspended.

If the on-loan Chelsea player fails to recover, Sergio Ramos will shift to his former role  and Pepe will partner Raphael Varane in central defence.

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