Noel Whelan has blasted Everton striker Moise Kean after his reported indiscretions behind-the-scenes at Goodison Park.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds United striker says that the summer signing has not done enough to impress since his switch from Juventus and that he should be making every effort to stake a claim to manager Marco Silva.
As reported by the Guardian, Kean was dropped from the squad against Southampton for breaching club rules about being late for team meetings, with Silva taking issue with the Italian for a second time.
Whelan says there is no excuse for any player to be running late for team meetings and that a player like Kean should be making an extra effort to ensure he is impressing his manager.
Whelan told Football Insider: “He’s not done anything in the Premier League as of yet so for a player that’s done hardly anything and has to impress the manager, you’d expect him to be there bang on time if not 10 minutes early.
“At the minute he’s not doing himself any favours. The problem is if you show a lack of discipline off the field, you show it on the field. There’s no excuse for being late to a team meeting. It shows a lack of respect towards your manager and the rest of your teammates.
“That would be pulled up by both, I would hope, because it can’t carry on. Once, okay, we’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. Twice, it’s an absolute joke.”
Kean has not scored once since swapping Turin for Merseyside, the 19-year-old with 11 appearances under his belt for the Toffees.
Silva has rotated his strikers this season with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Cenk Tosun all being handed the chance to lead the line.