Lopetegui on Kounde’s Failed Move

Fri 13 November 2020 | 14:07

Though the player was linked to Pep Guardiola’s side Sevilla’s boss is happy to have the player stay.


boss Julen Lopetegui believes

Jules Kounde

can improve even if he didn’t succeed on his move to

Manchester City

.  The 22-year-old who has 29 LaLiga appearances so far failed to secure his move to Premier League team after being linked to them during the summer.

“He continues with us and I think it is good for us and for the player," Lopetegui told Goal.

"He is at an age when he has to keep growing, improving and developing. He'd not been with the national team before and he was one of the players we did a little more individual work with. Now there is less time but it is logical that he goes to the Under-21 team due to the evolution he's had.

"He has a good character to learn, he is a mature boy, very curious about what he has to improve and that is very good."

The LaLiga team’s boss also talked about

Jesus Navas

and his unstoppable performance.

“Jesus has had an enviable career. He has been with teams like Manchester City, he has been and continues to be in the Spanish national team, he has been a world champion," Lopetegui said.

"Now he has converted to a new position in a brilliant way and is performing at a very high level. I think he recognised highly by the football world.

"He continues to go to the national team even at 35 years old. In this regard, I don't think he lacks recognition in the world of football."

Former Real Madrid manager further talked about his current team and his desire to stay. "We see ourselves competing on a day-to-day basis, in the next match. We are very demanding on a day-to-day basis and I don't look any further," he said.

"It doesn't help you at all. You have to focus on giving the best of yourself from the moment you wake up and that is what we have to focus on. I am happy at Sevilla and thinking about having continuity in a team is very nic,e but we all know what football is like. I am happy and delighted."

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source: SportMob