Gennaro Gattuso has lauded Franck Kessie as 'far better' than he was, after the Ivorian midfielder scored a brace to help Milan come from behind to beat Cagliari 2-1.
The win secured Milan their first consecutive victories since September and has moved them up to seventh in the Serie A table after a tough start to the season.
After going 1-0 down in the eighth minute, Kessie scored a first half double to give Milan the lead. Despite Ricardo Rodriguez getting sent off in the 80th minute, the Rossoneri were able to hold onto a vital victory.
21-year-old Kessie put in one of his best performances in a Milan shirt to date, with Gattuso singling him out for high praise after the game.
Speaking to MediaSet, he said: ''Kessie is a far better player than I ever was because he has seven or eight goals per season.''
During his 13 years as a player with AC Milan, Gattuso only scored 10 goals, and believes that the attacking prowess Kessie possesses gives him the edge.
The midfielder has scored a respectable four goals in 21 appearances this season after moving to the club from Atalanta in the summer.
After a hectic summer many thought AC Milan were set to challenge for the Italian title once more. This was not the case and after 21 games The Rossoneri sit 23 points adrift of league leaders SSC Napoli and are well out of the title race.