Indeed, times change as Michael Essien is now worried about the fact that Ghanaians have reduced him to nothingness because he’s no more an integral member of the senior Men’s national team, Black Stars.
Speaking to GH One television in an interview, Essien indicated that he does not believe Ghanaians have any love left for him because he no more plays for Black Stars.
“I am not very much important to Ghanaians now. I’m not playing for the Black Stars anymore so I know that Ghanaians don’t love me any more,” Essien revealed.
As a sign of consolation, the host of the show, Serwaa Emihere reminded him of the fact that he is a great player and Ghanaians adore him for his spectacular role he played for the black stars, therefore, he shouldn’t worry a lot.
For clarity, the 35-year-old, who is currently without a club after parting ways with Indonesian outfit Persib Bandung, last featured for the Black Stars in 2014 at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil.
Essien made his Ghana debut in 2002 and boasts of 58 caps as well as nine goals. He was a key member of the country’s golden generation that played their first-ever Fifa World Cup in 2006.