EXCITED ABOUT THE 2010/11 SEASON

Hello Everyone,

It’s been a while since my last blog and I have to admit I have missed each and everyone of you!

It has been a long, hot and beautiful summer which is drawing to a close but it’s not all doom and gloom because the football season is going to take over and I am excited about it as much as you all are.
I was going to talk about the World Cup in my first blog of the season but so much has been said about it, I won’t bore you with my thoughts. The only comment I will make about the World Cup is Ghana did better than England and I predicted that would happen.

Back to this season, we have set our targets as high as we possibly can and the aim is to win every competition we enter. The Community Shield is out of the way so we now have four trophies to go for and we are all focused on giving it 110%.

Pre-season was strange and difficult at the same time because it marked the start of my playing comeback. It started with a win against Crystal Palace and we struggled after that right until the start of the season. I think it was mainly due to the fact the team got together at different times and the fitness levels and sharpness differed for individuals during the various games.

That is all history now because you can’t ask for more than three games played, three wins with 14 goals scored and none conceded. That is the reason why I am excited about this season. The team has been together for the last four-to-five years and the understanding is getting better each year.

We cannot get carried away and have to keep working hard to win everything. As a player you get the inner feeling that something big is around the corner and I feel the same way I felt last season when we won the Double. However I am sure we can go one further and add the big one – the UEFA Champions League trophy – to our collection of trophies.

Everyone knows how much winning that will mean to us. As a team we have won every domestic trophy and so it’s only natural that we have the hunger for the European trophy. That is not to say we don’t care about the Premier League, FA Cup or Carling Cup. We want to win every competition we enter this season and we will do all we can to win them all.

We will need the support of all the fans who were with us through thick and thin last season. I still have memories of the Double parade at the end of last season and would love to do it all over again at the end of this season. I can’t wait to hear the manager sing ‘Paa-pa-pa-pa-pa-paa’ again. It’s the best Italian song I have heard since Pavarotti and it still makes me laugh even watching the DVD now.
On a totally different subject, I have been honoured by the African Union. They have chosen me to be a peace ambassador this year. The main aim of my role will be to help promote peace through my football. I will be blogging about that next month so will leave it there for now.

The first letter they wrote to me about it was addressed to ‘Ambassador Essien’ which shocked me a bit because it sounded like I was a high-flying politician. All I do is play football but if I can promote peace and help those struggling in war-torn areas, then I will do all I can.

Finally, after Ghana lost to Uruguay in the World Cup through the Suarez hand ball and subsequent penalty shoot-out loss, Ghanaians were naturally upset. However some of them saw the funny side of it and came up with a new word ‘SUAREZ’ which made me laugh and this is what it means:

‘SUAREZ’ means
(Verb). a. To viciously and proactively inhibit or halt the progress of a person, an establishment or a nation. e.g. The team’s opportunity to score was SUAREZed by a member of the opposing team.
(b). To act in a way that is deliberate and intentional, though spontaneous, yet calculated to frustrate the advancement of an adversary. e.g. As pressure built up in the dying moments of the game, a shot at goal was SUAREZed by an opponent standing next to the goal post.

(Noun). a. A state of being where all your efforts are visibly and overtly being frustrated and impeded. e.g. I am in a state of SUAREZ, please don’t stress me further.
(Adverb) Describing a frustrated state of mind where force is directed, deliberately and intentionally. e.g. The Uruguayan SUAREZedly prevented the ball from entering the post.

SYNONYMS
Frustrate, prevent, stress, halt, oppose, challenge, resist.
Enjoy your month and watch out for more from me.

ESS

www.michaelessiengh.com

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  • banana

    jack u too much. keep da gud work doing and champions league is ya reward. ameeeeeeeeeeeen

  • Daniel Aidam

    Hi michael am very proud of you bro keep doing the hard work,i wan't you guys to win the CL so that we can argue with MU fans here in Ghana.I suggest you should talk on my behalf to carlo anceloti he should use tactics he use to win big things with ac milan to help my heart club cfc,I feel hurt with this poor form we are going through this season ramires is a big flop by loosing balls in the midfield.mike you are the man from daniel in Ghana

  • Tsengz Cfc

    my Christmas wish is hope chelsea will buy scwheinsteiger, gourcouff, and D. Luiz to strengthen their squad this coming January…i expected a stronger chelsea team…its hurt me when they play poor this couple of game….

  • kabiru

    Hi Chelsea this is Kabiru From Ghana i really like the way Michael Essien plays his games and i always praying for all the Chelsea player very well for as to move forward may God bless you all in His Name

  • Allan

    Hi Michael,like they said it previously we are proud of you guys as a team and appreciate your big contribution.I think you bring the power to the team and a spirit of a winner which is very crucial to any team.It is amazing the way Chelsea has built up a big confidence among the players who are now like brothers on the field.This month has been a test for all of us.the fans,the players and the coach but we understand that because nothing can be taken for granted in the bp league…For sure you wish you were there during those difficult periods…I am not worried about the future because i know what Chelsea can do when you are on the field…we are expecting a good game against Everton and we are behind you no matter what…

  • joseph

    WE DESPERATELY NEED YOU AND LAMPARD BACK IN MIDFIELD. IS A SHAME, WE LET BALLACK LEAVE THIS SUMMER. WE WON THE LEAGUE WITHOUT YOU BECAUSE OF PLAYERS LIKE BALLACK WHO WAS ABLE TO PLAY IN YOUR PLACE. I HOPE TO SEE YOU, LAMPARD AND MIKEL PLAY TOGETHER SOON.

  • Dennis Okpe

    It is natural that as Champions you must suffer challenges and be able to rise again still as a Champion…..As far as I am concern, we just have two England clubs; Chelsea and others. ESSIEN is one of the hottest properties in football…. toms up for all the squad, not forgetting Ancelloti.

  • SANTOS CHINEDU

    HELLO MIKE, YOU ARE SUCH A WONDERFUL AND HOPE RESTORING PLAYER PLEASE MORE POWERS TO YOUR ELBOW.BUT AM MARVELED AT RAMIRES AND ZHIRKOV OF THEIR LACK OF CONFIDENCE ON THE PITCH IT IS SO AMAZING HOW BOTH GREAT MIDFEILDERS HAD LEFT OBI MIKEL TO LABOUR ALONE BOTH IN THE DEFENSIVE AND ATTACKING MIDFIELD WHILE YOU ARE ABSENCE.FROM DR.SANTOS CHINEDU NIGERIAN TO SENEGAL BASE.

  • nass

    MICHAEL ESSIEN AM VERY PROUD OF YOUR PERFORMANCE AND I WANT YOU TO KEEP THIS UP NAS

  • Bernard kommey

    ALL WE WANT NOW IS TO GET THE UEFA CUP SO THAT WE CAN TALK TO THE MAN U FANS DOWN HERE IN GHANA THAT WE ARE ALSO THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS
    JUBILATE BIG TIME

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