Michael Essien and Torres are my role models – Ginkel

By on

674791_heroaThe on-loan Chelsea player says Essien and Torres are his role models but draws a lot of inspiration from his countryman Nigel de Jong

Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel has revealed that he draws inspiration from AC Milan team-mate Nigel de Jong whilst Ghanaian Michael Essien and Spain’s Fernando Torres are great role models.

Van Ginkel is on loan from Chelsea where he failed to make an impact after suffering a career-threatening six-month knee injury.

“My team-mates complimented me after Sunday, it was good for my confidence,” Van Ginkel told Tribal Football. “De Jong is an inspiration for me, it’s wonderful to play with him.”

“[Fernando] Torres and [Michael] Essien are also great role models, I’ve seen them on TV and now I’m playing with them. They are great players, and also really nice lads,” he added.


By Edmund Okai Gyimah

ABOUT: Nana Kwesi Coomson

[email protected]

An Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com. A Senior Journalist with Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morgan

view all posts by: Nana Kwesi Coomson  


233times.com is a Ghanaian media house which serves as a major source of exclusive interviews ,music and video downloads, news and more.

233times.com reports on major events,news covering entertainment, politics, sports, etc from within Ghana, Africa and beyond.

We have a platform for the amateur artistes to portray their staggering talents ...more...


facebook twitter youtube google plus linkedIn

To advertise with us or make enquiries, please visit 233times.com/advertise or call +233249455142 (Selorm), +233248185848 (Nana Kwesi)