Jose Mourinho knew he had to quit Real Madrid after seeing the way on-loan Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien had been treated by his 'teammates'.The Sun says the on-loan Chelsea star invited all his Madrid colleagues to his birthday bash but only a handful of them turned up.
And it was left to the Bernabeu boss to console his upset player.
He told the Ghana international that it was nothing personal - it was not that his team-mates did not like him and, sadly, it was not because they had anything better to do.
It was simply because they were more interested in themselves than anything or anyone else.
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