Michael Essien admits he is fully fit for new season
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien says he is fully fit for the upcoming season.
Essien returned to England after a successful one-year loan spell at Real Madrid.
The former Lyon enforcer has shown amazing spirit and belief by recovering from from three career threatening knee injuries to play active football.
Prior to the injuries he sustained, he was unquestionably one of the most dominant midfielders on the planet.
The Ghanaian international says he is healthy and raring to play an important part in Chelsea’s campaign this term.
“My knees are not giving me any problems. I just have to keep myself fit and get ready to do a good job for the team,” Essien said
“My style hasn’t changed. I’m still the same.”
“When you bump into me you can tell I am still as strong and keeping fit.
“When you have these injuries it’s hard to get back but I go with the flow. I don’t put pressure on myself or anything.
“I just listen to the doctors and once I’m fit and training I give everything.”
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has already spoken highly of the player describing him as ‘the wall’.