Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has revealed the warm reception he received at Panathinaikos forced him to sign for the Greek super powers.
The 33-year-old joined the Greens last summer from Italian giants AC Milan.
And the Ghana international has spoken again about the warm reception he received.
“It was something crazy and I was not expecting it. I landed late in Athens, but I saw so many people and I was thrilled,” he said
“I greatly appreciate the reception. When I saw so many people I decided to sign. I came for the exam and to see the environment, but after that everything was easier and I signed.”