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Ghana midfielder Michael Essien dismisses rift with Chelsea boss Mourinho

Essien insists father and son relationship with Mournho remains intact

Essien insists father and son relationship with Mournho remains intact

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has dismissed claims he has fallen out with manager Jose Mourinho following his lack of regular first team action at Chelsea.

The 30-year-old is yet to play a single Premier League game for the Blues this season.

Essien who used to enjoy regular first team action at Stamford Bridge has fallen down the perking – with Mourinho giving more opportunities to younger players.

The former Olympique Lyon man has always impressed when playing for Chelsea in less significant cup games.

He has also impressed since returning to international football with the Black Stars.

Essien yet still remains an insignificant piece in Jose Mourinho’s plans – sparking perceptions their father and son relationship has gone sour.

But the Ghana international has dismissed these believes while maintaining he is not overly worried by his apparent lack of first team action at Chelsea.

“I have absolutely no issues with Mourinho,” he told Accra-based Asempa FM.

“People like to talk a lot and most of what they say are not true.

“I have been in football for some time now so I am not really bothered by the lacking first team action at Chelsea.”

Essien is expected to join the Black Stars camp in Turkey on Tuesday night to complete preparations towards the second-leg World Cup playoff against Egypt on November 19.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Kaylee says:

    Warming d bench, and enjoying it?? Dats typical of a mediocre. Always feeling inferior. Tryna please mourinho while u feel hurt deep inside of u?? Made mourinho ur foster father to gain favour, but yet, he never stopped treating u like a trash bin. Learn to be a man, and make ur decisions urself in order to be respected. Stop living a dog’s life. Be a man. Ur time in chelsea is over, it’s about time u left for pastures new.

    • Kwaku Tee says:

      If you can pay him 100,000 pounds go and pick him for your village team,we talk on issues that we don’t have an idea about.Your taxes are being misuse by politicians but you won’t talk about it.The gutter behind your parents house is even choked you don’t know how to distill it,yet you have have time to talk about somebody’s career.

  2. Pop Man says:

    Yes GSN write a lot of thrash just as people talk a lot. It’s a stage in every footballer’s life. @Gaylee, you talk about
    about Essien stop being inferior? Hahaha. Lol have you finished advising you and your whole Nigeria race to believe in themselves and stop being seen as second class citizens to Ghana in the way and manner you guys chase and die to have our passports? Oloshi! Mumu like you.

  3. talkfutbal says:

    kaylee…it is true bt dat is a normal day logic n nt futball logic. we now rate mikel ahead of essien…yes….so if mikel had left chelsea when essien played 4 seasons ahead of him for west ham or everton, wud ve mikel bn mikel nw. der re several examples i can give…..2.u wil say mikel was a kid n essien is aged nw so der cant b comparison…yes essien is aged bt has nothin to prove n fight for in for in footbal nw…so being on da bench doesnt make him inferior…afterall if he was to b in other big clubs he wud bn a starter so talk football.

  4. Carrthersman says:

    GFA MUST REPORT THE LASER BEAM LIGHTS TO FIFA BEORE IT’S TOO LATE. THERE WILL BE 100?S OF LASER LIGHTS THAT WILL BE THROWN AT OUR PLAYERS, ESPECIALLY THE GOALKEEPERS EYES TO BLIND HIM. THIS IS TOTAL CHEATING. OUR PLAYERS SHOULD STOP PLAYING THE GAME WHEN IT HAPPENS. THROWING LASER BEAM LIGHTS IS AGAINST “FIFA’S FAIR PLAY POLICY” IT’S TOTAL CHEATING AND IT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESS BEFORE THE GAME START. LASER BEAM LIGHT IS A TERRORIST WEAPON. IT CAN BE USED AGAINST A PILOT FOR HIM TO CRASH THE AIRCRAFT, BECAUSE IT CAN MAKE HIM NOT TO SEE FOR A WHILE. EGYPT WILL EMPLOY EVERY TACTICS POSSIBLE TO SCORE 5:0 AGAINST US, SO PLEEEEAAAASSE GFA DO SOMETHING. TALK TO FIFA ABOUT THE THROWNING OF LASER BEAM LIGHT AGAINST OUR PLAYERS. THEY HAVE USED THIS TACTICS AGAINST KOTOKO MANY TIMES THEY VISITED EGYPT.