Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien rates the Spanish Liga as "more fun" than the Premier League.

Essien is on-loan at Real from Chelsea.

"The Spanish League is one of the most important and toughest Leagues in Europe. Many people speak of the Premier League as the best, but the Spanish League is more fun. You play more football and you score more goals. The fans enjoy it. I am really looking forward to having a great season and to defending our title," said Essien.