Kessie shuns exit speculation: “I have been here for three years, I feel at home” – video

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie has insisted he feels ‘at home’ with the Rossoneri despite speculation over his future at the club.

A number of reports from various outlets over the past few months have suggested that the Ivorian could leave as part of a summer revolution despite the fact he has been a key part of the club’s plans since his 2017 arrival from Atalanta.

Kessie was interviewed by Milan TV about a number of topics including the resumption of the Serie A season, with Milan facing a trip to Lecce on Monday for their first league game since early March.

On the desire to start playing again: “There is a great desire because we had a bad period. It was not easy for us to stay indoors and therefore now we all want to go back to playing,” he said (via MilanNews).

On playing in closed stadiums: “It is not easy to get used to it, but it is a matter of safety and therefore it is right to play like this until there is no longer the risk of getting sick.

“We have to be even stronger in these last few games that are still to be player. We have to give everything to reach our goal.

“We are all close in the standings, we must work and give our best to try to get points in all the matches.”

On the praise of his teammates: “I always put my characteristics at the service of the team and my team-mates. I like it when my teammates speak well of me.”

On Milanello: “I have been here for three years, I feel at home here. I am happy to be here. We must fight and give everything to bring Milan as high as possible.

“It’s my way to be useful to the team. I always try to give my best.”

On the trip to Lecce: “It will be a very complicated game, we play away from home. It will be a complicated game, we will have to give more than what we gave in Turin.”

On daily work: “Training is very important, if you train well during the week you can see it in games. We have to work hard to be ready on a Saturday or Sunday.”

On Gattuso’s victory in the Italian Cup: “I am very happy for him, even for the sad moment he is going through. Fortunately he is now feeling a little joy for winning the cup. I am happy for him.”

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