Tell you what I'll admit I'm wrong when he play a single minute for us this season.
But whether he plays or not is immaterial to whether Koeman has backed down here - that's what our side of the fence is arguing.
Maybe at cross-purposes.
Chances of him getting minutes this year? Minute. Chances of even being on the bench? Slim.
Chances of either of those things compared to last year? Astronomically high all of a sudden.
Koeman banished him, didn't give him a locker and was happy to ignore his existance last year.
This year, yesterday to be exact, he has confirmed he will give Niasse a chance. OK, that will only be in training, but it is a big difference compared to this time last year.