A winning team generally has to employ a close-knit bond but that did not seem to be present during Jose Mourinho’s stint at Real Madrid.
In 2012, Michael Essien linked up with “daddy” Mourinho for a second period as he joined Los Blancos on loan from Chelsea.
Of the spell of his at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Ghanaian global hit a huge event as he celebrated the 30th birthday celebration of his.
Essien invited all of the Real Madrid teammates of his, which includes great star Cristiano Ronaldo, to attend a party he was hosting. Out of the entire squad, just two players attended
Ricardo Carvalho and Luka Modric posed for an image with very poor Essien, who simply browsed pleased that somebody had switched up.
Provided the bond of his with Essien, Mourinho was fuming about the no-shows and also had to console the midfielder.
In the ebook’Jose Mourinho: Up Close and Personal’, Rob Beasley writes: “Mourinho believed Madrid was obviously a political club with warring factions and also informed me a story about Essien inviting teammates to the 30th birthday of his but just a few switched up.
“He had to console Essien, thinking it had been absolutely nothing private and it did not imply the players did not love him though they just were merely worried about themselves and also had far better things to do.”
Real Madrid completed the 2012/13 season empty-handed, finishing second in La Liga, reaching Champions League semi finals along with being runners up to rivals Atletico in the Copa Del Rey.
Bizarrely, there’s a song out called’ Michael Essien Birthday Party’ which was introduced this year by Zeppy Zep, Keeko as well as Taco Hemingway – although we are more or less not certain Essien himself may have paid attention to it.