Franck Kessie: Milan midfielder addresses ’embarrassing’ touchline brawl in derby vs Inter – News

Posted: 18 March 2019
Time: 12:00

Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie has opened up about the touchline brawl that erupted with AC teammate Lucas Biglia during their Milan derby defeat.

Kessie had been withdrawn after 69 minutes and looked visibly irritated as he was replaced by Andrea Conti.

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When heading back to the bench, Biglia appeared to say something to Kessie and he reacted aggressively, requiring teammates Ignazio Abate, Ricardo Rodriguez and Fabio Borini to physically restrain him.

Both players reacted to the incident after the game, with the African midfielder personally taking responsibility for the unsavoury scenes.

“It was the adrenaline of the match situation, I was frustrated coming off and really wanted to do more. I took it out on Lucas and it was a mistake, I apologised afterwards,” Kessie told Sky Sport Italia.

“He is older than me and I should learn from him. I’m sorry.”

The experienced Argentina international added: “Franck knows what I said and we clarified the situation afterwards. We all want to win, but this is not something we should do in front of everyone. Maybe save it for the dressing room.

“We above all feel bad for this embarrassing scene, I feel ashamed of it and apologised to the lads and Coach in person. It was not what we wanted, we embarrassed the club we represent and it won’t happen again.”

The defeat saw Inter move into third-place ahead of Genarro Gatusso’s side.

Article by: Staff Reporter

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Publish date : 2019-03-18 10:19:04

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