Carvalho happy for Essien's reunion with Mourinho at Chelsea

Michael Essien celebrated his goal with Jose Mourinho

Michael Essien celebrated his goal with Jose Mourinho

By Ameenu Shardow

Ricardo Carvalho is happy for Michael Essien as he leaves Real Madrid to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

The Portuguese defender who himself will be joining AS Monaco next season had a rare 90 minutes run out alongside the Ghana international in the final La Liga match against Osasuna on Saturday.

Essien scored the second of a 4-2 Madrid win at the Santiago Bernabeu to leave his mark haven excelled on a season’s long loan deal.

The Ghanaian is now set to return to Chelsea where he will be linking up with Mourinho as both make an emotional return to Stamford Bridge.

And Carvalho who also played under Mourinho at Chelsea and witnessed Essien’s goal celebration with the iconic Portuguese manager on Saturday couldn’t be happier the two will be joining forces once more again next season.

“Jose is a very special coach for Michael and he will be training with him again in July,” he said.

Essien has enhanced his reputation as still one of the most reliable players in the game since moving to Madrid.

His return to form is expected to continue at Chelsea where he will once more again be under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho.


  1. qweque says:

    I’m hpy Essien scored in his last game in Madrid shirt. Der wouldn’t hv bn a perfect tym 2 score dan d@. I wish him well bck @ Chelsea.

  2. Papadinho says:

    Essien to return for Ghana

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    Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien is preparing to come out of international retirement to aid Ghana in their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, Football411 learned in an exclusive interview.


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    The 29-year-old announced his retirement from the Black Stars in 2010 following a succession of injuries, and in an attempt to stay injury-free he opted out of the 2012 and 2013 campaigns in the African Cup of Nations.

    Essien, who was deemed surplus to requirements during the tenure of Roberto Di Matteo at English giants Chelsea, has enjoyed a revival of fortunes under Jose Mourinho after spending the 2012/13 campaign on loan at the Spanish outfit.

    The 29-year-old is now set to take world class players like Luka Modric, Ricardo Kaka and Yaya Toure to his home country for the second edition of the upcoming Game of Hope, scheduled to take place on June 8.

    Essien’s publicist, Akosua Puni, revealed to Football411’s correspondent in Accra, Russel Wiafe, that his client will end his two-year retirement and return to the Black Stars after the charity match next weekend.

    “He (Essien) has endured a difficult football carrier with three series of knee injuries; it was bad for Michael during his last days at Chelsea, he was not playing at all, and Jose helped by getting him to Real,” the agent told this site.

    “He has been playing for Real, and we have seen that he is doing quite well. I know he loves Ghana and will do everything possible to come back and come and play for the Black Stars of Ghana.

    “We speak a lot – he is bringing world class stars like Yaya Toure and Luka Modric to Ghana for his game and I know right after the game, he will declare that he is ready to play for Ghana again.”

    Ghana are currently second in World Cup qualifying Group D, one point behind leaders Zambia after three games, and next take on Sudan on June 7, the day before the Game of Hope.

    Essien will be hoping to make his comeback in the second qualifier on 16 June, against Lesotho.

  3. Sam Praise says:

    My dear, may God bless you, may you continue to find favor before great coaches, I’ve always known you’re one of the patriotic sons of the soil, it doesn’t matter the way people see it, you only took that break becos of the recurrent injuries, may your second half in Chelsea be greater, brighter and better than your first half, may you prove to them that you’re from the country of the STARS. it only stars that play in a club like Madrid, not eagles hahahhahahaha………!

  4. Djeniko says:

    The news coming out of England is bad. The primier league deny that no announcement on Jose coming to chelsea. Chelsea itself has not made any announcement. So what is going on? Surprise. Surprise. Surprise.

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