Essien Is A ‘Great Player’ – Ancelotti

The ‘Bison’ has been hailed by his former boss at the Stamford Bridge and has been tipped to excel at the San Siro.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has described Ghana midfielder Michael Essien as a “great player.”

The former Chelsea coach said the “quality midfielder” will succeed at AC Milan due to his professional approach to work.

“When I coached him he was still recovering from his knee injury, but when he was back he trained really well. He then had another injury which kept him out 3-4 months but he’s a great player,” Ancelotti told Milan Channel.

“Last year he didn’t play much because of the noteworthy competition, and for this reason he also played at right back. But he’s a quality midfielder and a great professional who works hard.”

Essien has joined the Rossoneri from the Stamford Bridge on a free transfer for the next 18 months and was on the bench as Milan drew 1-1 to Torino at the San Siro on Saturday.