Why on earth would it ever be a good idea to coach creativity and individuality out of a footballer? BN noted this in the match thread against MK Dons and he's absolutely right; if this is happening then it's a terrible way to create exceptional players. Look at players like Ronaldo, Mbappe, Neymar; greedy, showboating footballers who have the world at their feet. Kane is another who would never ever pass a ball if he's the faintest chance of getting himself on the scoresheet.Will Alves is a very exciting prospect. Suspect that tackle will be another learning curve for him as that's the sort of treatment you attract with showboating which I've heard Brendan is trying to get him to cut out of his game. As with all potentially mercurial talents two things are a.) respect for your opponents and b.) don't overdo things all the time if there's a non-greedy option.
It happens in lots of sports. Take Steven Finn in Cricket. Bowling at 90mph plus until some bright spark of a coach tried to change his approach so he was more 'text book'. What happened? He lost heaps of pace and accuracy and never really fulfilled his potential.
Let players blossom and bloom. If they want to show off and do something individual then encourage it but tell them that if it costs the team they will get bollocked. Don't coach it out of them; expect they will get it wrong from time to time but the payoff is often well worth it.