Leeds United fans were showing love for Luke Ayling after the defender’s interview following their 2-0 loss away to promotion rivals Nottingham Forest.
In his post-match interview with the club (via Barney), the full-back claimed that the opening goal from the Reds ‘killed’ the whole team. Sammy Ameobi scored the game’s opening goal when he struck home a powerful effort inside Kiko Casilla’s near post in the 31st minute (via BBC).
One fan thinks the right-back was about to cry.
Looks likes he’s about to burst into tears 😔
— Gabriel (@bethgabriel_) February 8, 2020
Ayling also claimed that the team started ‘alright’ and went on to bemoan the fact the side haven’t scored the opening goal in a game for a while. Indeed, the last time the Whites scored the first goal in a fixture was the 5-4 win over Birmingham City, way back on the 29th of December (via WhoScored) as their form has collapsed. Fans were showing love and support for the 28-year-old as they took to Twitter to react to his interview. Here is a selection of tweets from the Elland Road faithful:
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He’s only human. He’s as gutted as we are. If he looks like he doesn’t care, fans would go mental. Can’t win whatever he does
— Dom (@dommer14) February 8, 2020
‘The first goal killed us’ who says this isn’t a psychological team issue?
— Chris (@Chris_CD2010) February 9, 2020
He’s been our best player for me and worryingly he’s our biggest threat in attack. Can’t do it all.
— ⚪️⚪️LuFc_MoT⚪️⚪️ (@LuFc___MoT) February 9, 2020
Think he’s losing belief in the ‘process’ Barney, he knows what’s going on!
— Eamonn (@etmcg78) February 8, 2020
Thing about Ayling – despite his limited ability; he gets Leeds, he never gives less than his max and he cares about the supporters.
— Richard (@Rich57H) February 9, 2020
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