Kessie ‘happy’ with huge win and directs request to Milan fans for Liverpool clash

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan did what they needed to do this evening as a late Junior Messias goal was enough to snatch the win at Atletico Madrid. Franck Kessie played a key part in that as he assisted the Brazilian’s header. 

The Ivorian midfielder had a great game this evening and was awarded a 7.5/10 in our player ratings, which you can read here. His performances haven’t been all that great lately but tonight, he certainly showed just how important he can be.

Speaking to MilanTV after the game, as cited by MilanNews, Kessie shared his thoughts on the win, Atletico Madrid and the deciding clash against Liverpool. For sure, it should be a great game underneath the floodlights at San Siro.

On the victory…

“We are all happy with this victory. Last year, we dreamed of playing the Champions League, we have to show everyone that we are Milan and we can play against any team.”

On the work…

“We follow the coach and try to do whatever he asks. We are working hard at Milanello to play this type of match.”

On the opponent…

“Atletico is a great team, they are playing Champions League every year. We are back after a long time. Today it was important to fight for every ball, the coach told us it was a very physical team.”

On the next matches…

“Today we are happy with what we have done, the Champions League is not over yet. Now let’s go back to Milanello to work even more and do even better than tonight.”

On the San Siro clash against Liverpool…

“We ask our fans once again to come to the stadium and be the twelfth man on the pitch.”

Are you tired?

“It’s normal, after 90 minutes at this level and pace I’m tired. But I’ll be back tomorrow (laughs, ed),” he concluded.

It remains to be seen if Kessie will renew his contract with Milan, given that the current one will expire in the summer. Talks have been going on for a long time but there is still no agreement.

READ MORE: Messias analyses his ‘instinctive’ goal and dedicates it ‘to those who believe in me’

Tags AC Milan Atletico Madrid Franck Kessie


  1. The thing is, I would see the last group standings as Liverpool 1st, Milan 2nd and through to last 16, Porto in Europa league and Athletico in front of the TV watching from home… :))))

  2. Kudos to the journalist asking the questions, for leaving the contract talks for another time…and as for you “kessie is a traitor” sheeple, the lad doesn’t even know you exist 😆

  3. I don’t know, but there is a lot could be going behind the scene about the contract. Maybe there is a clause forbid players to go against their agents. Contractual matters always cheaky, however.
    Nobody can tell for sure that that 6.5 million offer is really on the table too.
    And as there are literally 2 major player leave on free just last window, the potential third just doesn’t look good on the management.

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