Sheffield United: Lys Mousset reveals the secrets behind his success

Lys Mousset, Sheffield United’s leading goalscorer in the Premier League this term, has thanked David McGoldrick for helping him make a successful start to life at Bramall Lane.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 5:01 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 6:22 pm

Mousset, a £10m signing from AFC Bournemouth, enters today’s game against Brighton and Hove Albion searching for his sixth goal since joining Chris Wilder’s squad during the close season.

Citing Chris Wilder’s influence as a factor behind his form - “He gives me a lot of confidence” - the Frenchman also highlighted McGoldrick, the Republic of Ireland forward, as another major influence.

“It’s been very, very good,” Mousset said, describing his partnership with McGoldrick.

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Lys Mousset (left) celebrates a goal for Sheffield United: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

“I am up the pitch and he’s more in the middle to make the play.

“We really enjoy it.

“The team and the manager are very good.

“I really like it here.

“It’s different to where I have been before.

“We are really together.”

Although Wilder will be encouraged by Mousset’s comments about United’s spirit behind the scenes, the 23-year-old’s praise for McGoldrick is likely to be particularly welcome.Despite having failed to find the back of the net since April - when his brace at Hull City effectively sealed United’s promotion from the Championship - Wilder and his coaching staff have been at pains to point out McGoldrick’s contribution to the club’s climb to seventh in the table.

“I have really enjoyed it,” Mousset said.

“I didn’t expected to have scored five goals but I’ve had the chances to score.

“I was not fit enough to play (at the start) so I am positive to have five.

“I expect to get myself a lot more fitter.

“I set a goals target to myself, but I am trying to do more.”

“I believe we can do really well,” he added.

“Because of how everyone here is, how we are with each other.

“I’m loving it here and want to keep on getting even better.

“We love winning games and when we can’t win them, then we always try and draw.”