The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to the news that Swedish defender, Pontus Jansson has been given the captain’s armband for his countries visit to the Stadionul Ion Oblemenco as Sweden face Romania tonight in an international friendly. Jansson and co will be hoping to bounce back from Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Chile as they look to gain momentum ahead of the World Cup.
Pontus Jansson captains Sweden tomorrowhttps://t.co/yZbGn3sQRu
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) March 26, 2018
The local Leeds fans propping our bar up are delighted for Jansson on his big moment, although they’re questioning why the international doesn’t have more experience as a captain from his stay at Elland Road. The Whites pointed out that they’d much rather see Pontus Jansson wearing the armband for the Yorkshire club ahead of current captain, Liam Cooper.
A change of captaincy might not go amiss at Leeds United at the moment. The club are currently enduring a torrid year, having won only a single game in 2018 and falling from a place in the playoffs to the bottom half of the Championship in 14th. It would be a fair assessment to say Leeds mid-season implosion has cost them any hope of promotion they had at the start of the season, or even at Christmas.
You can read our resident Whites’ verdict on Jansson’s captaincy here:
And to think we captain the hoofer cooper
— Josh (@Joshwatkins92) March 26, 2018
Well I hope Pontus stays at Leeds and gets to become captain, miles better captain material then cooper!!
— wheels23 (@AlanWheels23) March 26, 2018
And we pick cooper and O’Kane before him
— Perko (@stelufc88) 26 March 2018
Brilliant that will put on another 5 million on his Price Tag
— Tariq Jabbar (@TariqJabbar80) March 26, 2018
Hopefully boosts his confidence ahead of Friday!
— Joel Moore (@JoelMoore93) March 26, 2018
He should captain Leeds too. I like Cooper but I just think Pontus would be a bit better
— Felix (@FelixLUFC) March 26, 2018
Suprised as I don't see him as a leader. Never shown that at Leeds especially when going gets tough.
— peter-maurice (@petermauriceuk) March 26, 2018
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