Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj’s agent Dirk De Vriese has had to defend his client’s attitude, after Belgian’s under-21 international boss Enzo Scifo had questioned the youngster’s attitude.
Januzaj refused to join-up with the Belgian under-21 squad, which lead to Scifo to tell Belgian newspaper La Derniere Heure: “A 20-year-old player who gives this impression of non-motivation, it reflects a poor state of mind.”
The 20-year-old is currently on a season-long loan deal at German giants Dortmund, but has not started a game for Thomas Tuchel’s side. His agent De Vriese denied claims he has an attitude problem by telling La Derniere Heure: “There is no question of a bad state of mind,”
“Adnan focuses on his work and we plan the rest. Do not point the finger.[Borussia Dortmund] are doing well and is a real machine. The current Dortmund is one of the best teams in Europe.
“Remember that Adnan did not have pre-season with them. Dortmund have given him time to adapt and we must do the same.
“When Gundogan and Lewandowski arrived, they were there all the way through the pre-season period and took six months to find their rhythm.”
Januzaj has a big reputation after bursting onto the football scene with two goals against Sunderland on his Manchester United debut.
There was then a clamour of nations for Januzaj to pin his colours to their mast, but he eventually chose to represent Belgium at international level.
The 20-year-old has not hit the heights of his debut campaign and went on-loan to Dortmund in an attempt to play first team football, but has struggled. It seems that the youngster may have had far too much praise far too soon.
Can Adnan Januzaj have a successful career at the top level of football?