Ranieri asks Sessegnon to get nasty

Claudio Ranieri has asked his young star player Ryan Sessegnon to get a little more nasty to succeed in professional football.

“He has to improve a little bit – just a little bit – I want him more aggressive in his head,” said Ranieri. “Sometimes in the duel he is a little shy. I do not want to say a nasty word in Italian but I want him to be more nasty sometimes. In the battle you have to be, ‘bang, come on!’. I want him to make something more. His quality, the way he trains is fantastic, but he needs to be a little nasty.”

“I will give it to him; I was so nasty when I played a long time ago, believe me,” said Ranieri. “I can give him my experience. On the pitch you have to respect everybody but also on the pitch you have to achieve this respect.”

Speaking about a possible departure for the player, Ranieri added,”I know they are speaking and I think sooner or later his agent will find a solution,” said Ranieri. “I want him and I believe in him. I hope soon it can be finished, but that is not my job, it’s for the club.”

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