Carlo Ancelotti describes Essien as a 'great professional'

Michael Essien training with AC Milan

Michael Essien training with AC Milan

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has spoken highly of AC Milan new signing Michael Essien and described him as a great professional.

Ancelotti, a former Milan coach, worked with with Essien during his two-year stay at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea coach.

He has told Milan the Ghana international will give his all to the club.

“When I coached him he was still recovering from his knee injury, but when he was back he trained really well. He then had another injury which kept him out 3-4 months but he’s a great player,” Ancelotti told Milan Channel.

“Last year he didn’t play much because of the noteworthy competition, and for this reason he also played at right back. But he’s a quality midfielder and a great professional who works hard.”

Essien was an unused substitute on Saturday night when AC Milan drew 1-1 with Torino.

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