Monday January 22 2018
‘Hard work starts now for Kessie’

Franck Kessie’s agent claims the hard work starts now for the Milan midfielder “to prove he deserves Gennaro Gattuso’s consideration and esteem.”

Kessie scored twice in Milan’s 2-1 victory over Cagliari on Sunday, prompting Gattuso to shower praise on the Ivorian and claim he was “far better than I ever was.”

“When there are so many changes, you can face some difficulties,” George Atangana told

“There’s been too much scaremongering. You have to give these lads time to settle down, work and show their value, and this also applies to Franck.

“He had a great impact on the game and, I also hope, the future of Milan. This performance was also very important from a mental point of view for the player.

“If he’s fine mentally, he can express all his qualities. Right now, he’s fine and doing what he’s capable of.

“His decision to join Milan was dictated by a series of factors. Things didn’t go well at first, but now they’re getting better and this is a good thing for everyone.

“Gattuso’s praise? Gattuso was a great champion. Kessie has great potential, now it’s up to him to prove he deserves Gattuso’s consideration and esteem.”

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