Real Madrid have been able to reach the latter stages of the Champions league consistently in the last few years, and the midfielder Michael Essien believes that this kind of form will certainly get them towards the elusive 10th European cup this season.

Real Madrid hold the record for the most number of European cup titles with nine on the board. They have been looking to win the 10th Champions League for more than a decade. After managing to get past Manchester United in the last 16 stage, the team will be preparing to face the Turkish club Galatasaray in the quarter-finals.

Michael Essien was signed from Chelsea on a season-long loan deal. Even though they found first team opportunities limited during the early part of the Madrid career, he has been used often by the manager José Mourinho in recent months. Essien has also been employed in several positions like defensive midfield and right back. Essien has praised the manager José Mourinho by saying that he has transformed the Real Madrid squad in such a way that they are now capable of winning the Champions League. He has also praised the approach of Mourinho by stating that no other coach handles every aspect of the player like the Portuguese.

“We’re possibly in excellent form now. We’ve made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and it’s obvious to me that we have the players to win the title. So we have to keep working and we’ll see what happens. He’s a coach, but he’s also a teacher and a father. He speaks to everyone man to man and it’s something you notice because not a lot of coaches do that. They usually come out, set the tactics…but he does everything," said Essien, who could be the first player from Ghana to win the title.