Sports News of Saturday, 23 December 2017
Michael Essien played with some world-class players at Chelsea, Lyon, A.C Milan and obviously Real Madrid- he has chosen the best five players he has had as teammates throughout his illustrious career.
‘The Bison’ was asked to pick a five aside team of the very best he has played with and like you imagined, it was a very difficult task because he has had the privilege of playing alongside some of the World’s finest footballers.
Nonetheless, the Ex-Ghana international picked former Chelsea teammate Petr Cech in goal as his most trusted pair of hands.
The 35-year-old selected Ex Brazil star Juninho Pernambucano from his time at Lyon. They won two Ligue 1 titles together for the French club.
Frank Lampard or simply ‘Super Franky’ as his adoring fans refer to him also made the l/bist. He considers Frank as a very special player and in his own words “he did things at the training ground and during matches that made him stand out as one of the best”
Well, this comes as no surprise who the midfield powerhouse picked to lead his side in attack, yes you guessed right, Cristiano Ronaldo. He played with the 5 time Balon d’Or winner during his loan spell at Real Madrid.
Finally, Essien picked himself because why not? He is after all only just one of the greatest midfielders of his generation. Even Essien loves playing with Essien.
Michael Essien currently plies his trade in Indonesian with Persib Bandung