Tiemoue Bakayoko Suffers Horrific AC Milan Debut, Gennaro Gattuso Doesn't Hold Back
Tiemoue Bakayoko's AC Milan debut didn't go to plan.
The midfielder signed for Chelsea in 2017 following a terrific campaign at AS Monaco, where he starred in middle of the park during the clubs brilliant Champions League run.
However, Bakayoko failed to impress at Stamford Bridge.
In short; he was woeful for Chelsea. Maurizio Sarri subsequently sent him out on loan to AC Milan in the summer transfer window with the player agreeing a season loan deal at San Siro.
Bakayoko made his AC Milan debut on Saturday, coming off the bench with his side two-up against Napoli.
AC Milan ended up losing 3-2 to Napoli and Bakayoko was subject to a scathing review from his own manager Gennaro Gattuso, who went in on him following the league defeat.
"Bakayoko has to learn how to get the ball," he said via Evening Standard.
"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."
Naturally, Bakayoko's performance was the talk of social media. Here's some reaction from Twitter:
AC Milan were 2-0 up against Napoli and they brought in Bakayoko.- Mide (@ProlificShola) August 25, 2018
Full time: Napoli 3-2 AC Milan
Napoli's only hope now is Bakayoko- Roublazs (@lewBaeker) August 25, 2018
Nah what were AC Milan expecting when they signed Bakayoko- fante cosa nostra (@NKETSIAH__) August 25, 2018
AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has blasted Chelsea loanee Tiemoue Bakayoko after his debut in Saturday's defeat to Napoli.- Bolarinwa Olajide (@iambolar) August 27, 2018
I know it was only a few minutes but Bakayoko did not impress.- Kyle Paynter (@Forzapaynter) August 25, 2018
Will the Frenchman rediscover his AS Monaco form this season? Watch this space.