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Defeat against Atalanta was a turning point for us-Kessié

Sat 16 January 2021 | 12:52

Rossoneri midfielder reveals a 5-0 defeat against Atalanta in 2019 was a key turning point for Milan

Milan

are currently top of the table with 40 points after 17 games, but the situation was entirely different for the Rossoneri a year ago, Because they lost the Champions League last year and lost 5-0 to Atalanta in a completely one-sided game. Franck Kessié believes that the match was a turning point for them.

"

That game was a turning point for us,

" Kessié told Il Giornale.

"

We are Milan and we can't make such a bad impression. From that day, something changed

," he added.

"[Stefano] Pioli explained what he wanted from us. The group has been following him and we do it all the time now, we follow his ideas.

"Playing with two centre midfielders has given us more self-confidence and improved the performances of defenders.

"

We must thank the skeptics, they motivate us every day, they are our vitamins,

" the 24-year-old continued.

"Everyone is playing behind closed doors, everyone has the same condition, if we could play in front of our fans, it would be helpful for us."

Can Milan win the Scudetto?

"We focus on one game at a time, now we think about Cagliari. We are Milan, history speaks for us, a club like Milan must always be at ease when we talk about Scudetto. However, we are not alone in the race."

Milan signed Meité on Friday.

"I would tell him:

'Look at how we train and learn quickly, because we ned help

.'

"We play one game every three days, we'll need everyone's help to get till the end. Meite is physically very strong, he showed his qualities at Torino and he can score some goals too, he will help us."

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