Kenny slams 'lazy' Mousset after Jokanovic demands revealed at Sheffield United
Sheffield United hitman Lys Mousset needs to up his game on the training pitch if he is to fulfil his undoubted potential.
That is the view of Blades legend Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about recent remarks made by Slavisa Jokanovic.
As quoted by Yorkshire Live on 23 October, the 53-year-old Serbian manager admitted: “I need more collaboration from [Mousset’s] side.”
Mousset’s Blades career got off to a flying start with five goals and three assists in his opening 10 matches in the Premier League in 2019-20.
But his form has later nosedived and was a source of frustration to the Bramall Lane faithful.
He does, however, have three goals in five Championship appearances this season.
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The 25-year-old Frenchman needs to show more dedication in training if he is to become a top-class player on a consistent basis, claims Kenny.
“You’ve got to train the way you’re going to play,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“If the manager is saying this, he’s obviously not giving 100 per cent on the training pitch. Eventually, that laziness will catch up with you.
“Yeah, he scored some goals the other weekend. The first one against Barnsley in particular was brilliant.
“But you can’t just turn it on and off on the training ground. You hate to see that. Sometimes if you score goals, it can mask poor performances.
“He’s got the potential to score 20 goals this season, but he’s got to work hard on the training pitch if he’s going to do that.”