Brighton midfielder has been showing some impressive performances with his rich vein of form, but Graham Potter expects more.
has rejected any interest speculations around the Mali international.
has caught the attention ofLiverpool
. Potter, however, insists that the 24-year-old must deliver for Brighton this season before there can be any new links in the summer.
There have been no approaches,
" he said regarding Bissouma’s future. “
As I’ve said before, just because it’s in the media, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true. My focus is on Yves and how I can help him improve and I think he’s still got some improvement to make.
“That’s my focus with him, to try and help him reach his full potential. He’s got some work to do yet, so that’s what we are focusing on.”
Notwithstanding the midfielder’s rich run of form, Brighton boss warns that more is about to come.
I don't read the papers and I don’t really take something that is reported in a newspaper as a true fact
,” he said. “
This time of the year all sorts of things are put out there which are sometimes true, sometimes untrue, but it doesn’t help me in any way if I listen to the noise.
“Yves has taken some steps and has improved but also still has some more improving to do, which is exciting and is where the work is, so that is what we will focus on.
“He has had to learn some aspects of the game and improve in certain areas but it is credit to him that he has done that so he can help us in those areas. I think he can still improve, so that’s good
Brighton are sitting 17th on thePremier League
table and are so close to the relegation place. They are set to go into battle withWest Ham
on Sunday. The hectic fixture hands them another match on Tuesday with Arsenal. Next Saturday, they will lock horns with Wolves.