Franck Kessié gave an interview to Il Giornale which was released today and these were his statements:
"The change of gear for this Milan? There is not a real secret to be revealed but only a work plan. Pioli took us aside and started talking, explaining what he wanted from us. The group got to work with his ideas and now we continue to do so day after day, ever since."
"Is the new system important? Of course, and exactly from that we started again because placing two midfielders in front of the defense made the whole team safer and improved the performance of the individual defenders."
"The turning point? The match in Bergamo, December 2019, 5 0 for Atalanta. We are Milan, we can't make such figures. From that day on, a certain spring was released."
"An explanation to the skepticism about Milan? More than an explanation, we have a thank you to say. Because these arguments and predictions do nothing but motivate us more every day. They are our vitamins."
"If we are leading the league because we play without fans? I think that everyone plays like this and therefore there are identical conditions. Also I think that if we had the public with us, especially at San Siro, it would be much better for us. Because it would give us an amazing push forward, like it happened during some pre-matches. And maybe we would have had some better results."
"Scudetto? We have a mantra that Coach Pioli repeats to us every day: let's think about one match at a time. Now there is Cagliari, the rest doesn't matter. Then I add: we are Milan. , history speaks for us. And a club like Milan cannot feel uncomfortable talking about the Scudetto. We are not the only ones aiming for a scudetto, of course."
"How to explain to Meitè what Milan is? I would tell him: come to Milanello , watch how we train, watch and learn quickly because we need help. We will have a match every 3 days and we will need everyone to get to the end of the season and the three commitments that await us. " (Serie A, Coppa Italia, and Europa League)
"What kind of midfielder is Meitè? He is physically strong, who has already shown with Torino that he has what it takes to be a midfielder, capable of scoring some goals. He will give us a good helping hand."
"Am I a reliable penalty shooter? Ever since my country's youth national teams, I've started taking penalties. I'm used to it. Above all, I'm not afraid of making a mistake. Every time I go to the spot I know very well that I have two options: to score or make a mistake. And so I don't feel any particular pressure."
"Milanello and home: that is my life also because we play every 3 days and there is not really enough time to do anything else. Compared to my country there is only one difference. We never have winter. And I suffer a lot from the cold during these weeks."
"I don't wear gloves otherwise Ibrahimovic scolds me? I don't use them on my own because they annoy me."
"Are they calling me President? For me it is a source of pride. Because I have a great responsibility that drives me to do well. More than anybody."