SEVILLA has told Anthony Martial to “do what we ask” as the striker’s loan struggles continue.
But the Spanish club does NOT plan to try to keep him after the end of the season.
Martial, 26, came to Seville on loan from Manchester United in January.
The Frenchman with 30 games was frozen at Old Trafford, so he went to LaLiga to try to build a little self-confidence – and maybe forcibly return to the national team before the World Cup.
But after a great start, he struggled to make a big impact on Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, playing in front or on the wing so far.
In nine appearances, Martial scored only one goal, in the victory in the Europa League over Zagreb’s Dinamo.
And even his own supporters ridiculed, whistled and booed him at a new low level.
But manager Julen Lopetegui refused to condemn such behavior – and called on Martial to continue doing his part until the end of the season.
The head of Sevilla told AS: “This is elite football and people are free and can express how they feel.
“I have to help him achieve his best version.
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“He has to do his part of the job and adjust to what we ask of him.”
The Spanish team, kicked out of Europe by West Ham, reportedly paid around £ 5m in loan compensation for the former Monaco star.
However, it looks like he will be back at Old Trafford in the summer.
The striker scored 56 goals in 175 appearances for the Red Devils.
But he will have to impress the new manager as he enters the last 12 months of his contract.