Louis doesn't just need goals to extend his career, his all round game has got to be on the ball. His future will depend on it. David Moyes is expecting him to come good
A goal or two would today at Sunderland would be a good start. Do your best Louis.
Moyes said: "I expect Louis to come good in the second half of the season. He not only needs to score goals for us, but if he wants to prove himself to anybody else then he needs to as well.
"I have always thought that players play better in the last year of their contract, because they are either proving it to their current employers or to any new suitors. That's how I have seen it in my time.
"I am open minded on his future. We will not say too much about it now, and to be honest I have not given it an awful lot of thought.
"There is an incentive there, but there is an incentive for anybody. It is up to Louis to show he is up to it."
"We tend to wait, with respect to the older boys, until later on before we offer contracts. We don't throw contracts at people just because of their age. But the boys know how it works."
"At the turn of the year Louis had a good run, where he scored a few goals."
"His game is not all about goals though, he is someone who can link play up as well, that has always been his game.
"So we wouldn't necessarily judge him on his goals alone.
"But he is in the last year of his contract, and that is something we will look at further down the line."
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