By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
Real Madrid loan star Michael Essien is enjoying football in Spain and has branded the La Liga as “more fun” than the physical English Premier League.
The 30-year-old is on a season-long loan spell with European giants Real Madrid from Uefa Champions League title holders Chelsea.
Essien spent eight seasons in the English Premier League after joining Chelsea from Olympique Lyon in 2005/2006 season.
After spending first-half of the season with Madrid, the Ghana international has learnt the difference between the beautiful Spanish game and the physical English game.
“The English competition is very physical,” Essien said.
“From what I have seen so far in La Liga, teams want to play in a way that is based more on ball movement. This makes it more fun to play.
“In England some teams do not focus on playing, but more on the physical contact. That is where I see the big difference.”
Essien has made ten La Liga appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side and scored once.