Kessie explains why he let Piatek take the penalty during Milan’s win vs. Bologna

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie is refusing to get carried away after his side’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Bologna on Sunday night.

The travelling support saw Milan run out 3-2 victors thanks to goals from Krzysztof Piatek, Theo Hernandez and Giacomo Bonaventura enough to fire the team back into the top half of the table.

The result moves the Diavolo up into 10th above Torino and eight points away from the European spots, with home games against Sassuolo and Atalanta up next.

A lot of the lead up to the game was centered around who Stefano Pioli would deploy in midfield, with some outlets speculating that Rade Krunic would start in Kessie’s place.

In the end the Ivorian got the nod and had a solid game, scoring a 6/10 in our player ratings.

After the win Kessie spoke to Milan TV, and his words were transcribed by

“We wanted this victory. We need points, we have dropped too many on the road,” he said.

“The three points arrived tonight, but from tomorrow we must immediately think of Sassuolo.

“We have worked so hard, we are doing what Milan asks of us. In training now everyone is committed to the maximum. We have to go on like this because we need so many points.

“The season is long, we must believe it and work hard until the end.”

Kessie had been Milan’s undisputed penalty taker until the start of this season, but Piatek was given the spot kick for a third time this campaign, with his team-mate explaining the decision.

“Piatek was not going through a good time, he needed to score. In addition to the goal he made a great match. In the next few games he will score more goals.”

Player Ratings: Bologna 2-3 AC Milan – Bonaventura crucial, Hernandez a roller-coaster

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