Levadiakos' manager Akis Mantzios spoke to SDNA after his team's friendly draw against Panathinaikos and made positive comments about Michael Essien.
"He showed his quality and seemed ready. He lacks match fitness, but was very positive. I am not sure if he can be a starter against Olympiakos, but this is his coach's decision. It was a good game, without much heat, at a below average pitch", said the Greek manager to SDNA.