Ghanaian midfielder, Micheal Essien has finally disclosed how he handled the pressure on his transfer to Chelsea.
“It was a transfer saga”, he described the situation to Chelsea TV
The midfielder and father of two said he was so determined to shame the people who poked noses on his huge transfer fee.
“It was a transfer saga, but at long last I moved to Chelsea. People were not convinced as they said I am a midfielder and I didn’t deserve that huge amount but I was determined to prove them wrong and I did it,” he told Chelsea TV
“When I came to Chelsea, Mourinho sat me down and taught me about the system. I was to play in midfield alongside Makelele and Lampard. Makelele just sat in front of the back four and did all the dirty work whilst Lampard moved forward.
“I was young and full of energy that time so I was all over the pitch. After my duties in central midfield, I also joined the attack. It was a great year as we won the Premiership back to back.”
Essien currently plays for Sabail FK in the Azerbaijan Premier League.