Ex-Milan midfielder analyses the ‘real problem’ for Kessie amid ‘physiological decline’

By Oliver Fisher -

Former AC Milan midfielder Stefano Eranio has highlighted what he thinks is the key reason behind Franck Kessie’s struggles to begin the 2021-22 season.

The situation surrounding Kessie continues to dominate the media headlines around Milan given that there is uncertainty about his future and whether he will renew his contract with the Rossoneri or potentially leave for free like Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu did.

According to this morning’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews), everything is at a standstill for the renewal of Kessie, whose current contract with Milan will expire on 30 June 2022. The disappointing performances of the Ivorian at the start of the season no longer justify the requests made by the player and his entourage.

Eranio spoke to TMW and reflected on Kessie’s recent struggles, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.

“In my opinion the real problem with Kessie is that he has been pulling the cart for some time, he played all the games without skipping a minute and he did it at great levels,” he said.

“He was then also at the Olympics and human beings, when you play too much, go into a physiological decline. In addition, unfortunate that there is also the contractual issue and he tries to make his voice heard, given his performance.

“It is an uncomfortable situation, but yesterday’s red card is not linked to nervousness but to a physical condition that is not brilliant. He’s not as strong as it used to be, but it’s normal.”

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  1. Fully respect -plus totally agree- with the physical reasons of his recent decline.
    Regardless, atm he is not good enough.
    Let him recover first and then consider to use him.

  2. Regardless, he still isn’t worth the money he is demanding as he isn’t even our 4th or even 5th best in that position. He should be benched and as soon as Krunic and Bakayoko are back he should be put on the stands.

  3. His performances would improve as if by magic if he renewed. His head isn’t in the right place, he’ll end up leaving messily. It’s a shame, because he could have been a true club legend.

  4. Why pioli always count on him, regardless of all these recent struggles?? why?? why?? pioli why!!! we have a good and healthy player in the mould of messias but pioli always if he was asked he’ll contineu by saying he wasn’t in good condition so if that’s the matter why he will keep on selecting kessie who he was also not in good condition ??

  5. Reading some blogs and it is occuring to me that this game certainly is not for everyone…………Try baseball,fellas. Slower.Easier to follow.

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