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Jesse Lingard responds to brutal criticism from FC Seoul manager

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Seoul boss Kim Gi-dong blasted Lingard’s underwhelming performances since joining the club


Jesse Lingard has insisted reports of FC Seoul manager Kim Gi-dong’s criticism of him have been exaggerated.

The former Manchester United and Nottingham Forest midfielder made the move to South Korea in February but is still without a goal or an assist after three appearances for his new club, and his underwhelming start to life at the club brought some fierce criticism from Kim.

“I’ve been thinking a lot about removing Jesse [from the team],” Kim said. “If a player who only plays for a few minutes doesn’t go in and show off, fight and run as well as players who play for 90 minutes, I don’t think he is a football player.

“His name has no value on the pitch, and I will tell him that exactly.”

Unsurprisingly, the comments caused quite a stir when picked up by the English media, but both Kim and Lingard have since played down the severity of the message.

SOURCE – Jesse Lingard responds to brutal criticism from FC Seoul manager (90min.com)