CHERRIES midfielder Lewis Cook revealed there was no language barrier between Lys Mousset and the rest of the squad – even if the striker pretended there was at times.

The French forward netted his first Premier League goal for the club in their 2-1 comeback victory over Stoke City on Saturday.

Asked about Mousset’s grasp of English, Cook replied: “He has got a lot better and understands everything now. Sometimes, he will pretend not to but he knows what he is saying.

“If he doesn’t want to do something he might pretend! He’s a good lad.”

Cook, who celebrated his 21st birthday on the day of the match, expressed his delight for his team-mate to get off the mark in the top flight.

He told the Daily Echo: “Lys is a great guy off the pitch. He is a character and a funny guy who puts in a lot of hard work.

“I am surprised he scored off his head, he is normally shooting but I am delighted for him. He deserves it, he’s waited a long time to get his first league goal.

“It was probably one of our hardest games of the season. The boys were delighted with how we bounced back in the second half.”