The win against Roma was important for the three vital points it gave AC Milan but also because there was a very encouraging performance from Franck Kessie.
It is now well documented that there is a contract saga hanging over Kessie’s head and he returned from the Olympic Games over the summer struggling to get back to his top condition, with his form reflecting this as he did not manage to offer the same guarantees as he had last season.
MilanNews writes that one of Kessie’s most important character traits has always been the ice cold nature with which he faces the high-pressure situations during the match and he demonstrated that in the capital last night, scoring a penalty with fantastic composure but above all giving Milan a crucial foothold in the midfield both before and after Theo’s red card.
The next two matches against Porto and Inter will provide many answers in terms of ambitions. It is a must-win in the Champions League and a huge derby clash at the weekend, and Kessie will be called upon to keep up the positive signs, which perhaps could mark a turning point in his future.