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AC Milan Midfielder Franck Kessie Receives Manager’s Faith Despite Contract Issue

The midfielder always does well against his former side and yesterday’s performance was top tier.

Atalanta BC v AC Milan - Serie A Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

AC Milan faced Atalanta in Bergamo last night and midfielder Franck Kessie came though with a big performance amidst his contract controversy. The midfielder received a massive vote of confidence from the manager after his sending off in the midweek.

Stefano Pioli in his post match comments to MilanTV via

“His performance was judged more by his contractual history. I know Franck’s worth, he must not confuse us and he does not confuse me. Up until now he wasn’t in the best condition for obvious reasons, but he’s a strong player. I don’t have 11-12 starters but I have a lot of them, there is competitiveness.”

He added in post match presser via Sempre Milan:

“He played an amazing game, he is a very strong player.”

Paolo Maldini prior to the game, when asked about Kessie stated via

“There is the management of the match that we face: we try to put the best on the field. We do the contract management, the coach does the management of the field.”