Duncan Watmore has revealed to The Times what he was told when he joined Sunderland.
The 21-year-old, who can play as a winger or as a forward, moved to the Black Cats from Altrincham in the summer of 2013.
“When Sunderland signed me, Robbie Stockdale [the coach] told me: ‘We’re not going to coach that out of you. It’s something you’ve developed and we’ll keep that, but we’re going to build up the other sides of your game,’” Watmore told The Times.
Watmore has yet to establish himself in the Sunderland first team, but in the handful of matches he has featured in, he has looked very promising.
The youngster is a very talented and skilful attacker who has speed and is direct on the ball.
The England Under-21 international is one of the more promising young players in the Premier League, and he is likely to develop his game in the coming months.
The 21-year-old has scored two goals and created four chances in seven Premier League appearances for Sunderland so far this season.
Watmore has a pass accuracy of 69% and a shot accuracy of 100%, and has won one header and 10 dribbles.