Watch Live Matches

AC Milan newboy Michael Essien to prove critics wrong in Uefa Champions League

Published on: 19 February 2014
Michael Essien

By Akyereko Frimpong-Manson

Ghana star midfielder Michael Essien could use Wednesday's Uefa Champions League tie between AC Milan and Atletico Madrid to prove his worth as he looks set to mark his debut for the Rossoneri in the competition.

Milan manager Clarence Seedorf is set to hand the experienced ex-Chelsea star a place in his midfielder as they seek to protect their prestigious image in the European elite club competition.

Essien, 30, has played just once for Milan since his move from Chelsea in the January transfer window but Seedorf is likely to pair him Recardo Montolivio in midfield.

The Ghana international has come under criticisms over Milan's move for the midfielder with club legend Boban questioning the rationale behind his signing.

However, Essien could use the game at the San Siro on Wednesday night to advertise his quality.

With compatriot Sulley Muntari missing with suspension, Essien is highly expected to carry Milan on his shoulders with his immense experience in the competition.


  • lion-fire says:
    February 19, 2014 02:12 pm
    Mintolivo is suspended for the game too.Stop reporting wrong facts
  • allese says:
    February 19, 2014 02:41 pm
    You are right,lion-fire
  • Benito says:
    February 19, 2014 02:51 pm
    Essien still has some form in him,I believe he will bring his to bare on this game today to silence his critics.
  • 21guns says:
    February 19, 2014 04:48 pm
    Essien will prove them wrong.the bull
  • Ashantigreats says:
    February 19, 2014 03:03 pm
    Thats sheer racistism on the part of boban.Essien is not the Ohly dead horse Milan has ever purchased.