MAGAYE Gueye claims Ian Holloway's comments about his weight were "stupid" but wants to put his differences with the former Millwall boss behind him.
Holloway dropped Gueye from his squad after publicly declaring that the attacker's body fat percentage was too high.
But the 24-year-old, who inspired the Lions' south London derby victory over Charlton, felt undermined by Holloway’s telling-off in the media.
"This was stupid," Gueye said.
"I think he tried to kill me [by saying those things]. But if you're not strong, you won't do anything in life. I want to be strong and focus on what I'm doing.
"When you're a good person and when you work hard, good things happen."
Gueye says his lack of fitness was down to a lack of games.
"I had a very difficult time last season," he explained.
"I didn't play at all because I was injured. But if you want me to be fit, put me on the pitch. I can’t get fitter just by training.
"I don't think he [Holloway] treated me how I deserved to be treated but s**t happens in life and you move on. Now I have to be professional and work hard."
When Gueye, who was declared bankrupt in June, first moved to The Den, Holloway helped him find an apartment with a view to "getting him back on the right path".
"He was like that at the beginning but after that he completely changed," Gueye added.
"This is the past now and I want to forget about it. We've got a new manager and things are changing."
Interim manager Neil Harris has made some important changes to training.
"It's more football and more enjoyment in training," Gueye revealed. "We're working hard and the team is happier.
"The players get to play more football, enjoy training with a smile on our faces and touch the ball more.
"The strikers practise a lot of finishing and we play more small-sided games."