Pioli: Why Kessie is indispensable for AC Milan

Pioli: Why Kessie is indispensable for AC Milan
Milan's midfielder Franck Kessie' (C) celebrates after scoring

by Staff Reporter

Friday Jul 17, 2020. 16:00

Ivory Coast international Franck Kessie is indispensable for Italian giants AC Milan.

This is according to Milan manager Stefano Pioli with the central midfielder having rediscovered the form which him join the club from Atalanta in 2017.

Kessie, 23, has played 33 games across all competitions for the Reds and Blacks this season and scored four goals, and provided one assist in the process.

“There was some problem at the beginning, then we understood each other and now he is indispensable for my Milan. Even in difficult moments of the game he is always positive and his teammates recognize this,” Pioli said on Goal.

Kessie also opened up about his injury and disciplinary issues at Milan when speaking to the same publication.

“Nothing serious happened, I feel comfortable with him. In the week of Juventus I was a little injured and then I arrived a little late for training,” Kessie said.

“It is for this reason that I have not been called up, it was the technician’s choice. The fact that he then made me play again makes it clear that he has nothing against me and I have nothing against him.”

Kessie finished as the joint-top assist provider of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, alongside Algeria and Milan star Ismaël Bennacer, with three assists each.

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