Kessie is following in the footsteps of Bakayoko

Tiemoue Bakayoko should be an example to all AC Milan players, according to Franck Kessie.

AC Milan breezed past Empoli 3-0 at the San Siro thanks to goals from Piatek, Kessie and Samu Castillejo.

The win took the Rossoneri within a point of third place, awaiting Inter’s match with Fiorentina.

However, the Ivorian midfielder who was on target feels Milan players should emulate the hard-work of Chelsea loanee Bakayako in their quest for a Champions League ticket.

“There’s a long way to go yet. We have to keep going, pick up three points every time and continue to win,” Kessie told Football Italia.

“We just have to work hard and do what the Coach asks. I have to continue like this, do better than last season and try to score more goals.”

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Bakayoko was jeered during the first few months of his Milan career, on loan from Chelsea, but was given a standing ovation at San Siro tonight.

“This is football, when things go badly, everyone jeers. Now Bakayoko is doing remarkable things, helps the team so much and we must remember if we all follow his example, we can win every game.”

Milan are still in the hunt for the Coppa Italia and with Piatek in prolific form, it may be risky to write them off.

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