Kessie reveals Pioli video called team after Fiorentina win and makes declaration regarding penalties

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie has insisted that he will still take the next penalty despite missing one on Sunday afternoon.

Milan extended their lead at the top of the Serie A table with a comfortable 2-0 win over Fiorentina at San Siro. Both goals came in the first half as Alessio Romagnoli’s close range header and Kessie’s penalty put Milan in a commanding position that they would ultimately hold.

The Ivorian did miss a penalty that would have made it 3-0 before the break, but in the end the two goals would be more than enough to move Milan five points clear at the top of the table for the time being.

Kessie was interviewed by DAZN at the end of the game, with his comments transcribed by MilanNews and translated below.

On the video call with Pioli, he began: “He congratulated the team, it was a very important match. He is happy.”

“We started strong, Fiorentina are a team that must be attacked. We scored two goals straight away.

“We have no starters, there is a large squad and those who go to the field prove they can play.”

On Tonali: “For me it’s not a problem with who I play, I gave 150% on the pitch and that’s what I do every game.”

On penalties: “That’s how it is with penalties, you score and make mistakes. But I will still take the next one.”

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