Michael Essien has considered his early adaptation to Serie A and revealed that Clarence Seedorf personally convinced him to join Milan.
The Ghana international moved across to the Rossoneri from Chelsea during the January transfer window and is a handful of games into his career in Italy.
“Milan is good and I am settling in nicely which is important,” Essien began in conversation this week with SuperSport.com
“Everyone is friendly at the club and are looking after me well so I can’t complain. It's all good and once I get to know the city and people very well, I am sure I will enjoy it more.
“Yes [a lack of first team football at Chelsea] was one of the reasons I moved, but more importantly the Coach at Milan personally called me and showed that he wanted me as part of his project and that was important for me.
“I had always said I will like to play for Milan at some stage in my career so when the opportunity came up I grabbed it with both hands.
“I am enjoying Serie A at present from the games I have played in and watched from the bench. It is different to the Premier League in terms of pace and some of the tactical awareness and play and I am sure there is more to be learnt in the weeks and months ahead.
“I knew the boss before coming here and have found him to be exactly as he has always been. Always calm and he knows his stuff too. Together with the team we will do well and go places, I am sure of that.”