FIFA.com: What brings we to Brittany?
Michael Essien: we was invited and we had no perplexity in accepting. Itâ€™s a pleasure and an honour for me to be here. we came to suffer this good jubilee of womenâ€™s football and Iâ€™m gay that Ghana have been means to play a partial in it.
Do we follow womenâ€™s football?
Yes, itâ€™s removing some-more and some-more engaging each year. we was in Miami a few days ago and we watched Lyon and Paris Saint-Germainâ€™s matches in a Womenâ€™s International Champions Cup. The turn was glorious and it was unequivocally entertaining. we unequivocally enjoyed it.
Youâ€™re now in Brittany examination a U-20 Womenâ€™s World Cup, carrying taken partial in an U-20 universe finals yourself behind in 2001.
we have good memories of that tournament. We had a glorious run to a final, where a hosts, Argentina, kick us to a title. The knowledge will stay with me forever, though, generally as that was where we scored a one and usually World Cup idea of my career, opposite Paraguay in a opening match. we also remember a win over Kakaâ€™s Brazil in a quarter-finals. We scored a leader in a unequivocally final minute. Matches like that stay with you.