Michael Essien says he's excited to reunite with Jose Mourinho after joining Real Madrid for the rest of the season from Chelsea.
The Ghana midfielder, who played for Mourinho during the Portuguese coach's tenure with Chelsea in the English Premier League, said at his presentation on Saturday that, "daddy" [Mourinho] can count on him.
"Everything went very fast and I was in my hotel room and I had a call from my daddy [Mourinho] and he said he would be very happy to have me at the club," Essien said.
"I have had my injuries but I am in good form now and very strong. If I wasn't ready Real Madrid would not have brought me here.
"Daddy[Mourinho] knows me very well, he brought me to Chelsea, and he knows I can play in any position he wants - except goalkeeper."
The 29-year-old completed his loan switch to Madrid on transfer deadline day.