Sheffield United striker, Lys Mousset, has opened up about the troubles he has been experiencing in the last few months.
The Frenchman is without a Premier League goal since scoring the equaliser at Wolves way back in January. It’s now over a dozen games for the summer signing without a goal in what has been a worrying spell for the former Bournemouth man.
Indeed, we covered ourselves a worrying trend in Mousset’s form. The striker has yet to complete 90 minutes for the Blades.
However, Mousset has revealed in an interview with Goal that he has encountered a number of off-field issues. Furthermore, he admitted that his performances had not been up to scratch during this time.
“Without looking for excuses, I also had facts in my personal life that affected me. If I was less decisive at one point, it was because I was not well in my head,” Mousset said.
“It’s not easy to talk about it but basically I had two big family problems in the space of two weeks. It happened in December, around the end of year celebrations. I was not at all in it, I was elsewhere. It’s better now. I give myself completely to training to resume my rhythm.”
Mousset has fallen down the pecking order under Chris Wilder of late. Billy Sharp and Oli McBurnie have cemented themselves as the number one striking duo.
And the French striker admits he needs to be better.
“I have to get out of this, for sure. I have to be more consistent in my performances” Mousset added.
Time on his side
It almost feels like we should apologise for criticising Mousset’s performances of late in our last piece. He is clearly dealing with a tough family issue and has found things hard to deal with.
Sometimes we forget that footballers are human beings as well.
Having said that, on a football basis, Mousset does at least have time on his side. He’s still a young striker in his early 20s and will be given the time by Chris Wilder to get back to his best.
Furthermore, there is a big belief that a full pre-season will do Mousset the world of good. Having been so good in the opening half of the campaign, it will be great to see Lys Mousset back to his best either now, or in August if needs be.