Monday March 18 2019
Biglia: Kessie rapport 'beautiful'

Lucas Biglia insists he has a ‘beautiful’ relationship with Milan teammate Franck Kessie, who declares their tiff ‘mustn’t affect our season’.

The pair had to be restrained after Kessie was substituted during Milan’s 3-2 defeat to Inter in the Derby della Madonnina on Sunday, and they went a step further to clarify there was no bad blood between them.

“I made the first mistake because I had to understand the situation, his emotion after the substitute,” Biglia told Milan TV.

“I wanted to make him understand that [his reaction] wasn’t right towards the teammate who was replacing him.

“We cleared the air. I should’ve talked to him in the dressing room, but there’s nothing between us. In fact, I have a beautiful relationship with him.

“We wanted to win and these things can happen at times of tension. I take full responsibility and I’ll put my face out.

“I’m sorry to the fans, club, my teammates and the Coach. It was embarrassing, but let’s look ahead.

“We’ve cleared the air and we’ve talked to each other. There are times when you can be wrong.

“I’m sorry to the Coach and staff who always put the group first.”

The Ivorian added: “At such a moment in the game, mistakes can happen.

“I was feeling the tension of the game and I wanted to win. When I was subbed off I let myself go with Lucas, but I’ve shaken his hand since.

“We’ve clarified things. I apologise to the fans and club. These 10 minutes of tension mustn’t affect our season.”

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