Monday January 7 2019
'Milan believe in Gattuso & Higuain'

Franck Kessie says Gennaro Gattuso is a ‘great’ Coach and that Milan ‘believe’ in Gonzalo Higuain’s ability to fire them into the Champions League.

Gattuso has guided Milan to within a point of Serie A’s top four at the midway point of the season, while Higuain recently ended a two-month goal drought to score the winner against SPAL.

“Gattuso’s a great Coach,” Kessie told Calcio2000.

“In general, when you play, the Coach always likes you... but he’s an honest guy. When it’s time to work, you work.

“With him you can’t not be focused. If you don’t give everything, he yells at you. Once our work is finished, however, he leaves you free to do whatever you want.

“Higuain’s a great champion, he’s very good and a true professional. We believe in him so much and we know he can take us forward.

“Playing at San Siro gives you great emotions. When you think that 70,000-80,000 fans are watching you, it makes an impression on you.

“It has an incredible history and you feel it when you play there. San Siro isn’t like other stadiums, it’s different.

“We set the objective of qualifying for the Champions League at the start of the season, and we have to do everything to make it happen.”

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