Leeds United fans are finally starting to see what Helder Costa was brought in to do and have taken to Twitter to praise his recent efforts as he looks to shine.
The 25-year-old has been largely ineffective for Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season since joining from Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan in the summer, however his recent performance against Blackburn Rovers appears to have won some of the club’s faithful over.
Although he was not directly involved in the goals when helping Leeds take all three points on Saturday in a 2-1 win, the former Portugal international managed to put in an efficient display. According to data compiled by WhoScored, he managed just one key pass, took one shot, completed three dribbles, made one interception and two clearances in the 80 minutes he was on the pitch.
The Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee, who will turn his move to the Whites into a permanent stay in the summer, has struggled to make an impact since arriving in the summer.
Indeed, in his 16 Championship appearances to date, Costa has managed to assist just once and makes just 0.5 key passes a game (WhoScored).
However, as mentioned, it appears fans are starting to warm to the 25-year-old’s performances for the club and took to Twitter to share their reactions to his latest efforts.
Here are just some of them…
Costa & Harrison getting better and better each game
Hernandez & Roberts back
Nketiah & Forshaw to come in
….. can’t wait til after the international break – personally don’t think this team has come out of 2nd gear yet either #LUFC
— Nathan (@1NTKNM1) November 9, 2019
Improving week on week but Pablo will be at his heels to get back in. Tough call.
— Tyler (@LUFCTy) November 9, 2019
thought ben white and kalvin were class today, costa starting to show what he can do, dallas solid too, hopefully two week break and we’ll have a full squad to pick from against luton away #lufc
— Sim (@1simmo1) November 9, 2019
Bam Bam scores and an assist
Harrison continues to do bits
Costa getting better and better
Roberts another 90 mins
— Lewy Pearce (@LewyPearce) November 9, 2019
Nervy win in the end but I’ll take that. Well taken goal by Harrison but he could be even better if he learns when to release the ball. Costa growing into his role every week. White absolutely superb again. Chuffed for Bamford. #lufc
— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) November 9, 2019
Costa was great today. Our best moments came through him.
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) November 9, 2019
Tyler’s great, isn’t he? Starting to see a bit more from Costa too. #lufc
— The Scratching Shed (@TSSLUFC) November 9, 2019
Get in. Made it tough for ourselves but 3 points is all that matters. Buzzing for Bamford, Harrison played quality and Costa looked like he had his best game for us. Plenty of positives to take from that. #lufc
— Liam (@towlerlufc) November 9, 2019
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