Kessie reveals why he is called ‘The President’ by his Milan team-mates as he praises Pioli

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie has revealed that he is called ‘The President’ by his team-mates in the locker room.

The Ivorian has become a crucial part of the 4-2-3-1 system that has worked wonders for head coach Stefano Pioli, as the central midfield pairing is such a vital cog in the machine.

After struggling in the first half of 2019-20, Kessie now covers the field better, players with more freedom and has formed a fantastic partnership with Ismael Bennacer.

After the 2-0 win over Crotone on Sunday evening – in which the Ivorian was once again one of the most impressive performers – he spoke to Sky Italy.

“Why do they call me ‘The President’? Because I’m the president of the team, the head of the locker room,” he says with a smile (via MilanNews).

“I have to thank Pioli, because he managed to give all this to the team. Now mentally we are fine and on the pitch it shows, everyone is fighting for every ball and this is what gives you the victory in every match.

“We must continue on this path and we must work without mounting our heads and with this right spirit until the end.”

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