Michael Essien believes AC Milanâ€™s 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday night did not tell the true story of the match.
The Ghana international played full-throttle at the San Siro in his first match of the competition this season.
Diego Costa popped up with a late winner as Atletico gained first leg advantage.
â€œI think we played a good game and we had a few chances to score. In the end, they got the goal in the dying minutes of the game but we didnâ€™t deserve to concede,â€ Essien told Milan Channel.
â€œWeâ€™ve been trying to work hard and to improve. When you have chances to score and you donâ€™t, then things get difficult.
â€œWe have the return match in a month and weâ€™ll be doing everything to get through to the next round. It wonâ€™t be easy to get a result as things stand but weâ€™ll do everything we can. Iâ€™m feeling good and Iâ€™m settling in well.â€