Real Madrid star Michael Essien has signalled that he has regained his full fitness, meaning he is on the verge of returning for Ghana.
The ex-Chelsea midfielder asked to be excluded from Black Stars duties as he struggled on his return from two serious knee injuries.
His lack of fitness led to Chelsea sending him out of loan to Real Madrid where he seems to be regaining his form.
Now the midfielder Essien is happy with his progress on-loan at Real Madrid.
Essien, who is expected to see Champions League action tonight against Manchester United, says he is delighted over his progress since join Real Madrid.
“I couldn’t turn down this opportunity and I enjoy every minute. I want to work hard so that the team wins,” the Real Madrid star said.
“At the moment everything’s going very well. The months I’ve been here have been fantastic and I’ve loved my experiences so far.
“It’s all been excellent and I hope to be able to continue this way,” he said.
With Essien declaring himself fully fit, Ghana football authorities could be tempted to recall him for World Cup qualifiers from next month.
Essien is yet to set a date for his return to the Ghana fold after a three-year absence.
He last played for Ghana at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.
With the Black Stars finishing disappointingly fourth in the just-ended Africa Cup of Nations, Essien’s return could help boost confidence in the squad.