AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has decided to name Franck Kessie as the captain for tonight’s game against Fiorentina, it has been confirmed.
MilanNews report that with the number one captain Alessio Romagnoli on the bench and Davide Calabria not called up due to sustaining an injury on international duty, Franck Kessie will be the captain for Milan in tonight’s match against Fiorentina.
The vice-captain will be Simon Kjaer, and it is a bit of a surprise that he isn’t wearing the armband given he captain’s Denmark. Kessie though has collected 196 appearances for the Rossoneri, more than all the other players in the starting line-up.
There is a two-fold hysteria around Kessie currently, the first of which is related to his future as the Ivorian has just a few months left on his contract which expires in June 2022 and he appears to be far away from renewing.
The second issue is that Kessie’s performances as he gave away a penalty in the derby against Inter for example and was sent off against Atletico Madrid, but we can hope for a better performance tonight.