José Mourinho Brings Michael Essien Close To Tears After Labelling Him His Son

José Mourinho Brings Michael Essien Close To Tears After Labelling Him His Son
May 3, 2018

Chelsea News

José Mourinho was close to bringing Michael Essien to tears after sending him a message which labelled him as the Ghanian’s ‘white Daddy’. Essien, who was appearing on Malaysian TV channel Astro Supersport, watched on as his former boss was also being interviewed and named Essien as his son.

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Mourinho brought Essien to Chelsea in 2005 and to Real Madrid, on a season-long loan, in 2012. After being asked to provide any funny stories on the time the duo spent together, Mourinho opted for a more emotional theme, saying“He was not my player, he is my son. I’m his white daddy. He was probably the only one who took me to his home, to the real home. To the place he was born, to the street where he played football as a kid.”

“He made me fall in love with Ghana, with Accra where he lived, because then I had a better understanding of his mentality. I understand why as a player he was ready for everything, he was ready to die for the fellow players, for the club, for the manager, why he was ready to play like he did for me at Real Madrid with a knee that was not a knee anymore.”

“It was a destroyed knee but with that personality, that desire and that mentality he suffered, always he suffered, but always with a smile. Michael smiles a lot.”

 

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