Michael Essien hails iconic Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has paid glowing tribute to Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti who has retired from the game after almost 20-years at the club.

The Internazionale stalwart has confirmed that he will retire at the end of the season, bringing down the curtain on a playing career that has spanned three clubs and 22 years – nearly 20 of which have been spent in Milan.

The Argentine international played his last game for the San Siro side as they thrashed Lazio 4-1 on Saturday.

And Ghanaian international, Michael Essien, has hailed the 40-year-old.

A Legend and true gentleman of football Javier Zanetti retires as a player tonight.#JZ4ever#Respect#Legend#.” Essien tweeted.

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