I Will Bounce Back Says Essien

Ghana midfielder, Michael Essien has played two successive games for Greek giants Panathinaikos without a hitch.

The 33-year-old is peaking in form after returning from a long injury lay-off.

The Ghana international has featured in the last two games for the Greens without problems and feels delighted to return to the pitch.

‘I feel very well. I feel a little tired but this is normal. Unfortunately I stayed some time apart due to an injury, but I’m very happy that I came back,’ he said.

‘I’m with the team and I’m happy that I played my second game.

‘I believe that with the more games I play I will be able to go back to my real self, the football player I was.

‘We must continue to work hard in training and will try to enjoy my game whenever I get the chance. I hope to become the player I was.’

Recurrent knee injuries have robbed the former Chelsea star of his immense talent in recent years.