Essien making waves in Greece

Michael Essien Panathinaikos1Ghana midfielder Michael Essien

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has earned rave reviews for his immense quality with outstanding displays for Panathinaikos since recovering from a long injury.

Prior to joining the Greek giants, the 33-year-old struggled with injuries at Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan.

The Ghana international endured a frustrating start to life in Greece after a prolonged knee injury kept him out of action for several months.

The former Chelsea star only returned to the Panathinaikos team a couple of weeks ago after overcoming a frustrating knee injury.

Essien has been hugely hailed by the Greek media since he started featuring for the Greens after showing signs of immense quality.

The midfielder has retained his personality and integrated well into the set-up coupled with his intelligent reading of the game.

Essien conveys the ball from the first to the second third of the pitch with confidence and simple passes.