AC Milan fought hard from two goals down to earn a point against Parma on Sunday night at the San Siro Stadium.
Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie played the entire 90 minutes for the hosts as they continued their unbeaten run in the league and maintained top spot as well.
Speaking to Milan TV after the match the 23-year-old said they could have won the match and took all three points. “We created a lot of chances but we didn’t make them count. When you miss a lot of chances, it is normal that you pay the price later,” said Kessie.
Milan has been the surprise package this season with key players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rafael Leao, Theo Hernandez and Ante Rebic driving the team forward.
Kessie concedes that they are not happy with the draw, but they need to work even harder in the coming games to get all three points. “We left the pitch today feeling not fully satisfied, but we still have to work hard, there are three games before Christmas. We have to face these three games (Sassuolo, Lazio and Genoa) by putting in our best performance, the same way we started the season.
“This is the most beautiful aspect (the fighting spirit). We didn’t give up until the final whistle, not even when we had just two minutes left to play. We believed and ultimately got a point which is important, but today we wanted to take all three points but this is Serie A,” he added.
French left back Theo Hernandez was the hero for Milan after he scored two late goals to earn them a point and the Ivorian had nothing, but praise for his teammate. “Theo is very strong. Today he showed what he always does. Today he scored two goals, he always plays at the same high level,” he concluded.
Milan sits top of the table with 27 points after 11 games and they’re closely followed by their home-town rivals Internationale in second place with 24 points. The two giants of Italian football seem to have awakened this season with Juventus having started the season slow.
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