AC Milan midfielder Essien hopeful for World Cup chance

Published on: 4 years ago
AC Milan midfielder Essien hopeful for World Cup chance
Michael Essien

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien hopes to be included in Kwesi Appiah's plans for this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Ghana qualified for their third consecutive World Cup courtesy of a 7-3 aggregate play-off victory over Egypt in November, and Essien is eager to be part of the squad as they look to build on their quarter-final appearance in South Africa four years ago.

Essien moved to Serie A outfit Milan from Chelsea in January in a bid to play more first-team football, and the 31-year-old is hopeful that more game time sees him picked by manager Appiah.

"The coach will decide when I play," he said.

"If it's good for the team, it's good for me. In this way I hope to go to the World Cup in Brazil.

"I would like to play in the World Cup with my national team.

"It's going to be hard, but in football anything can happen. We'll see what happens."

Ghana will face Germany, Portugal and the United States in Group G at the tournament


  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 4 years ago
    Well said Bison, this is the perfect opportunity for you to solidify your reputation as one of the best midfielders in the world though you've lost some of your spark and also make up for missing the last edition in SA. I hope you work harder and get as many games under your belt before the mundial, all the best.
  • JNR
    says: 4 years ago
    Why the hell is this even news??? We all know,including even a two year old child knows Essien is one of the 20 untouchables so i have no idea who he is kidding by saying "he hopes" to be included in the team for the World cup.
  • Papa Nkrumah
    says: 4 years ago
    I don't even know why Essien is bothering himself so much. Even the communication's director mentioned that Essien's position in the Black Stars is guaranteed irrespective of the club he plays for or whether he plays or not. This really is no news. Nobody is shocked.