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Sports News of Thursday, 18 August 2022

Source: footballghana.com

My favorite player is Michael Essien - Malmo's Emmanuel Lomotey

Former Black Stars Midfielder, Michael Essien Former Black Stars Midfielder, Michael Essien

Ghana's Emmanuel Lomotey has stated that his favorite player is former Black Stars and Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien.

The 24-year-old who spent the last two years at Ligue 2 team Amiens SC joined Malmo this summer for an undisclosed amount.

The midfielder left Ghanaian Dreams FC five years ago and joined Extremadura B in Spain. Lomotey also spent a season in Villarreal's B team and managed to make 21 appearances in the Spanish second division before leaving for France.

"The French league is more physical, with a lot of running. In Spain it's more about enjoying and playing around. I like Spain more than France, in Spain they only play football without much of the physical part. It's a big difference," said Emmanuel Lomotey.

"A Sergio Busquets type. I am very calm with the ball and try to help the team in so many ways,"

"I am a midfielder but can also play centrally in defence. During my two years in France I usually played in defense because we were short of defenders. But I am a defensive midfielder, very good in the air and in the long and short passing game. I prefer midfield,"

Lomotey revealed that he became a big Chelsea supporter thanks to Ghanaian legend Michael Essien.   

"Before, my favorite player was Michael Essien because he is from Ghana. I love him and have tried to learn from him," he added.

"I saw Chelsea meet Malmö and that's how I heard about them. Unfortunately they lost, but I love the way they played. I am really happy to be here in this wonderful club,"

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