Updated: Bilel Mohsni in dark over his future at Southend United

Bilel Mohsni

Bilel Mohsni

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BILEL Mohsni has revealed he does not know if he has a future at Southend United.

The 25-year-old utility man will definitely not line up for Blues at Burton Albion tomorrow.

But, speaking to the Echo exclusively from France, Mohsni insisted he was injured and had returned home because of a family problem.

“I’ve read on the internet people saying I’ve left but nobody has told me anything like that,” said Mohsni.

“I’m back in France at the moment because I need to be with my family and my toe has swollen up again after it got stamped on at Morecambe.

“If I was in Southend then I wouldn’t be able to train or play anyway and it’s been nice being back in France.

“The chairman has rung me since I’ve been here to make sure my family problem is OK and he’s a very nice man.

“So is the manager and the team and the fans so I would definitely be happy to come back to Southend but I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Mohsni lost his cool at Morecambe last Saturday after coming off midway through the second half.

He did not shake the hand of his replacement Elliot Benyon on his way off the pitch before travelling home on the train and not the team coach.

However, Mohsni was keen to explain his behaviour.

“I asked to come off because my toe was badly hurt and I honestly did not mean to not shake Elliot’s hand,” said Mohsni.

“I like him, he’s a nice player and I apologise for not shaking his hand as I wasn’t concentrating properly and was thinking about how I had to ice my toe.

“I was also angry because I felt I had let the team down with my performance.

“I asked after the game if I could go to France and the manager said it was fine.

“That’s why I got the train to the airport straight away.

“All my stuff is in France so I didn’t need to go back to Southend first.

“Plenty of players also don’t get the team coach home anyway but it only seems to be a bad thing when it’s me.”

FULL STORY IN FRIDAY'S ECHO

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9:56pm Fri 2 Mar 12

gary 51 says...

Stop blaming Bil I was at Morecambe last Saturday and he was upset in the way that Morecambe scored their goal, he didn't have a brilliant game but that guy has more passion than some of the players we have in the team at the moment, surely management comes into play when looking after staff?
Stop blaming Bil I was at Morecambe last Saturday and he was upset in the way that Morecambe scored their goal, he didn't have a brilliant game but that guy has more passion than some of the players we have in the team at the moment, surely management comes into play when looking after staff? gary 51
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11:24pm Fri 2 Mar 12

Nazzarooney says...

Keep moshni and get rid of the other useless wasters........
Maybe Ron Martin ?
Need a result against burton otherwise I think that's our season.
Keep moshni and get rid of the other useless wasters........ Maybe Ron Martin ? Need a result against burton otherwise I think that's our season. Nazzarooney
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9:09am Sat 3 Mar 12

tophatdt says...

I want Moshni to stay..most fans go to watch him...but what is the real truth? If he was injured and the manager agreed to replace him and allow him to go home, then why didnt mangement say so last Monday? Up the Blues today!
I want Moshni to stay..most fans go to watch him...but what is the real truth? If he was injured and the manager agreed to replace him and allow him to go home, then why didnt mangement say so last Monday? Up the Blues today! tophatdt
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10:53am Sat 3 Mar 12

Techy - SOL says...

Bilel Mohsni is the sort of player who will always have two sides to him and the Echo are very good at taking advantage of that as an easy story.

This article seems genuine enough compared to some of the drivel I read about him on here.

I too, think the world of Bilel, as he reminds me of Mark Bentley. Covers every blade of grass with his veins bulging and always giving 110%, despite his often ungainly playing style.

Is he a liability? Yes! (but so is Wayne Rooney), but he should always be the first name on the teamsheet.

As for the football club, I think there are too many issues with it right now, for us to be promotion contenders! We have really messed up this season, especially with all the "other stuff" that has been going on.

Shame really. I was looking forward to League 1.
Bilel Mohsni is the sort of player who will always have two sides to him and the Echo are very good at taking advantage of that as an easy story. This article seems genuine enough compared to some of the drivel I read about him on here. I too, think the world of Bilel, as he reminds me of Mark Bentley. Covers every blade of grass with his veins bulging and always giving 110%, despite his often ungainly playing style. Is he a liability? Yes! (but so is Wayne Rooney), but he should always be the first name on the teamsheet. As for the football club, I think there are too many issues with it right now, for us to be promotion contenders! We have really messed up this season, especially with all the "other stuff" that has been going on. Shame really. I was looking forward to League 1. Techy - SOL
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3:32am Sun 4 Mar 12

horrisbogart says...

Bilel should definitely be encouraged to stay in my opinion. He may have a bit of a temper on him at times which can have a detremental effect on his game, but when he keeps his cool he is a great player, scoring some great goals and always putting in his all which is surely all you can ask.

Also at every game that I have been to he has been out meeting the fans, shaking hands and signing autographs long after all the other players have gone back to the changing room which has always seemed to help make him popular with the majority of the fans.

As for promotion, I dont think its too late yet. Just need to get a few more wins under our belt which will bring back the team confidence, and take each game as it comes.
Bilel should definitely be encouraged to stay in my opinion. He may have a bit of a temper on him at times which can have a detremental effect on his game, but when he keeps his cool he is a great player, scoring some great goals and always putting in his all which is surely all you can ask. Also at every game that I have been to he has been out meeting the fans, shaking hands and signing autographs long after all the other players have gone back to the changing room which has always seemed to help make him popular with the majority of the fans. As for promotion, I dont think its too late yet. Just need to get a few more wins under our belt which will bring back the team confidence, and take each game as it comes. horrisbogart
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