Thursday, April 25, 2013
BIG FAITH! MICHAEL ESSIEN HOPEFULL THAT REAL MADRID WILL BOUNCE BACK AGAINST DORTMUND
Defensive Michael Essien has warned Borussia Dortmund that his side Real Madrid can overcome a three-goal deficit to book their place in the Champions League final after being pummeled by the Germans.
The Chelsea midfielder who is having a loan spell with the La Lia giant was not in action for the Spanish giants as they were beaten 4-1 by Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night in the first-leg of the semi-final match.
Essien, who was out of action because of a hamstring injury, was sorely missed as they were slayed by the efficient Germans.
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski fired four goals as Dortmund emulated fellow Germans Bayern Munich's Champions League semi-final domination of Spanish opposition.
Essien, who is likely to return to action for his team for the semi-final return leg at the Bernabeu in six days' time, thinks it is possible if the entire side raise their game.