Gattuso admires Chelsea flop, likens him to AC Milan great

AC Milan coach Rino Gattuso was delighted with Tiemoue Bakayoko’s performance in the victory over Parma. The On-loan Chelsea flop produced his best performance on Italian soil for the 2-1 win at san siro. so enthused: “My biggest surprise is to see Tiémoué Bakayoko play as he does right now.”

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Gattuso went on to say that “It is hard to believe that he was able to improve so much in so little time. He did a great job and he deserves all he has achieved. I really hope he can continue like this. He must remain focused and continue to work, I spoke to my assistant Gigi Riccio and I said to him: ‘Today, it looks like he plays like Marcel Dessailly. I admired him a lot when I was young. When I see Bakayoko, I see a player with the same characteristics.”

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Gattuso also revealed that Tiemoue Bakayoko has improved over the past few weeks and his progressing has been pleasing. Milan picked up an important 2-1 win over Parma over the weekend as Franck Kessie scored a vital winner towards the end of the game. The win helped the Rossoneri establish themselves inside the top four, clear of Lazio in the table.

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Reviewing the game at Milan TV, Gattuso was asked to assess Bakayoko’s progress after the Frenchman played for 90 minutes for Milan. The Italian said: “Bakayoko? Bakayoko’s biggest surprise is his improvement on a tactical level. We knew the physical abilities he has. I like for how he listens, for how he moves. You are seeing a Bakayoko who closes more lines of passage, impacts more and pinches forward. It’s what he missed earlier, today he does not touch it more than twice, it’s an important sign.”

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