Real Madrid coach Mourinho happy to count on upbeat Essien

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says Michael Essien's arrival will boost morale.

Essien joined Real on transfer deadline day from Chelsea.

Mourinho said: "He arrived with really happy and very motivated. Like when I met him seven years ago, without any physical problem with a contagious happiness, with a great attitude to training and a willingness to be helpful, unselfish, and do everything he can to help the group. He is ready and able to play and help the team."

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