Former Ghana international, Michael Essien saysÂ he is proud of his accomplishments in football.
The energetic midfield dynamo is clubless after he was released byÂ Indonesian outfit Persib Bandung.
Essien is among Ghanaâ€™s most successful players, having graced the pitch for the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Lyon.
â€œI look back and smile with pride at what I have achieved and what I have done in football,â€ Essien told KweseESPN.
â€œPersonally, I have thoroughly enjoyed and loved every bit of my football career.
â€œI know one day it will come to an end and when it does, I will have some very good memories.
â€œThe idea of stopping is not difficult for me because I have known for some time now that Iâ€™m getting to that point.
â€œThe most difficult part is what to do after football.â€
â€œI had a great time when I was there [Chelsea],â€ said, the midfielder, who won the Bluesâ€™ Best Player award in 2006-07.
â€œI trained and played with some great players and it made me a much better player because I needed to be at my very best to play.
â€œI am glad I was part of the generation that made the team such a household name around the world.â€
Between 2005 and 2014, â€˜The Bisonâ€™, won the English Premier League on two occasions (2005-2006 and 2009-10), four FA Cup titles, one League Cup, two Community Shields and the prestigious Uefa Champions League in 2012 and spent nine years with the London club.