Michael Essien’s sumptuous goal against Barcelona in the semi-finals of the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League still remains fresh in the memory of the ex-Chelsea star.
The former Ghana international’s wonderful strike in extra time was cancelled by Andreas Iniesta’s super finish as the blues exited painfully.
Essien describes the goal as one of the best in his football career.
“That game was very disappointing, it was a beautiful goal, one of the best goals I scored in my career against the almighty Barcelona,” he spoke to CheekySport.
“Is always going to stick into my head and stick into the fans head as well anytime they see me so is quite good.”
The midfielder was an established figure at Stamford Bridge in his nine year stay with the Club where he won 1 UEFA Champions League trophy, 2 English Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 1 League Cup and 1 FA Community Shield.
By Frank Darkwah