Leandro Trossard, Brighton‘s hat-trick hero from the 3-3 draw with Liverpool earlier in the season, will not be up for selection on Saturday, manager Roberto De Zerbi has confirmed.
Trossard scored after just four minutes at Anfield back in October and completed his hat-trick by the 83rd minute, securing a 3-3 draw in De Zerbi’s first game in charge.
Since then, the Belgian has scored twice and made 10 appearances but has now fallen out of favour due to his attitude.
“Leandro isn’t in the list of players for tomorrow. Leandro knows my opinion,” De Zerbi said in his pre-match press conference on Friday.
“I spoke with him and explained this attitude and behaviour I don’t like.
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“He knows if he wants to play with Brighton, with me, he has to work hard, he has to run and he has to be in the right way.”
Predicted Brighton XI: Sanchez; Lamptey, Dunk, Webster, Estupinan; Caicedo, Gross; March, Mac Allister, Mitoma; Ferguson