Alex Mowatt: West Brom players complain training is really tough
Alex Mowatt has revealed that some of his West Brom teammates admit that training under Valerien Ismael has been very tough.
The Frenchman joined the Baggies in the summer from Barnsley, and the midfielder reunited with his old boss just some weeks later.
Mowatt, 26, was one of the best players under Ismael at the Oakwell Stadium last season and is already used to the demands of the head coach.
With the high-intensity style West Brom play under the 46-year-old, training sessions are gruesome, and some of them have joked with the midfielder to have a word with the boss.
Mowatt told Express and Star: “I’ve not had too much stick from the lads – I thought I would have got a lot more.
“A few of the lads say ‘Have a word with your dad – the training is really tough’. But it’s not been too bad.”
West Brom burst out of the blocks in 2021-22 after an impressive pre-season where they won three and drew one out of four friendly games.
They picked up four Championship wins and a draw in their opening five games of the campaign, establishing themselves as early favourites to win the league.
Those impressive results were followed by three straight draws that had the fans booing them before back-to-back wins.
Their 11th league game ended with their first defeat of the campaign, with Stoke City narrowly securing a 1-0 win on Friday.
West Brom would have loved to head into the international break with a decent result, but they will quickly put the disappointment behind them and look to resume with a spark when they host Birmingham City on October 15.
The players and boss are currently enjoying a deserved rest, but they will be resuming training soon, and the intensity could even be increased as the Frenchman looks to get the very best out of everyone.
Automatic promotion is the goal, and training sessions are not going to get any easier anytime soon.
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