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Mourinho hails adaptable Essien

October 29, 2012
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho praised Michael Essien's commitment to his new team's cause after the on-loan Chelsea midfielder again filled in at left-back during the routine 5-0 La Liga win at Real Mallorca on Sunday night.

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With Real's first-team left-backs all currently unavailable, the Ghanaian has been deployed in defence by Mourinho for the last three games, a decision questioned by some in the ...

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