Bilel Mohsni wants no more bust-ups after loan deal from Southend United to Ipswich Town (From Echo)
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Bilel Mohsni wants no more bust-ups after loan deal from Southend United to Ipswich Town
BILEL Mohsni is determined to prove his discipline issues are a thing of the past with Ipswich Town.
The Frenchman’s spell with Southend United was dogged by bust-ups both on and off the pitch.
But Mohsni is adamant that will not happen with the Tractor Boys.
“People talk about my temper and I know it hasn’t been the best but I am getting better and will keep on doing so too,” said Mohsni, who was shown 19 yellow cards and three reds during his time with Blues.
“I was learning all the time when I was with Southend because it was the first time I had been with a professional club and hadn’t gone through the same youth systems as most players.
“But if you look at it after I was sent off at Oldham at the start of December, I was only shown one yellow card for the rest of the season.
“I don’t think that is a player with an anger problem but I wasn’t able to show I had turned over a new page with Southend.
“So I will do it with Ipswich instead.”
Mohsni is not yet certain where he will be lining up for his new side.
Yet, not remaining in just one position remains his only regret with Blues.
“The only thing I’d do differently if I could would be that I’d ask to stay in defence if I could,” said Mohsni, who also played in midfield and up front for Southend.
“Moving around didn’t help me and I lost my temper when I was attacking more because what was happening was all new to me.
“I wasn’t sure if we were fighting or playing football because defenders would try to hurt me on purpose.
“And I wasn’t used to that to begin with, but I had to change.”
However, it will be the first six months of his time with Southend that Mohsni will recall with the most fondness.
“The start of my first season was the happiest I was in my whole time at Southend and those six months were very good,” said Mohsni.
“But after that Blackpool came in for me and it was after that other teams began to take notice of me more and tried to get at me.
“It was all good for me to learn and now I’m looking forward to playing for Ipswich and showing that I can play in the Championship.
“We have a good team and we don’t deserve to be so low down in the table.” Ipswich are currently second from bottom in the standings.
The Tractor Boys lost their last game 2-1 at home to Cardiff City, with Mohsni making his debut as a last-gasp substitute.