GATTUSO: BAKAYOKO NEEDS HELP, HE IS STRUGGLING

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Tiemoue Bakayoko joined Chelsea last year from Monaco for £40m, but the France international struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge as his first year in England didn’t go as planned.

Maurizio Sarri watched the 24-year-old during pre-season and decided to send him out on loan, and he joined AC Milan on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy.

However, Bakayoko’s season at Milan isn’t also panning out well as AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has complained about his form and insisted that he needs help.

According to Gattuso, Bakayoko has failed to catch up with the team’s tactics and will need to do more in training.

“Bakayoko needs to be helped, as he is struggling,” said Gattuso.

“The tactics haven’t been drilled into his head yet and evidently it’s my fault, we need to do more work with him in training.

“He has been here for two months and we haven’t yet been able to get him to understand the movements.

“It is our duty to improve him as a player, because he does have a lot of quality and we’re not finding that yet.”

This isn’t the first time Gattuso has spoken ill of Bakayoko, as the Milan legend revealed that he was unhappy with Bakayoko’s debut performance in their defeat to Napoli back in August.

“Bakayoko has to learn how to get the ball,” Gattuso said. “We must work correctly. It will not be easy.

“One week is not enough to remove the defects of a player. I would have preferred to be managing older, more experienced club players.”

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