Date: 13th December 2018 at 8:35am
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Every Southampton fan knows what Moroccan international Sofiane Boufal is capable of doing with a football on a pitch, but equally, we’ve seen the other side of the 25-year-old and it’s fair to say the common consensus is, his attitude could certainly be better.

Having fallen out of favour with former manager Mark Hughes at the end of last season amidst argument speculation and warmup refusals, he didn’t appear for the club following the end of March and he was training with our Under 23s for the most part it seemed.

There was no real second chance in 2018/19 and he found himself shipped out to Spanish side Celta Vigo mid-August.

With the arrival of new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, there are a number within the fanbase who’d like to see him recalled in January and given another chance at the club.

It wouldn’t be the first time a player’s presumed attitude at a club has turned around under a different manager with a different approach, but whilst he has talent, I’m not convinced Boufal is suited to the Premier League. I’d much rather see some of our youngsters given a fair shot now.

 

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