Loads of Leeds United fans have been reacting to Gaetano Berardi, following the veteran’s comments to Club Doria 46 via Sports Witness.
Berardi has heaped plenty of high praise on his teammate Pablo Hernandez, describing him as the best player he’s ever played with.
When prompted by the Italian outlet, the defender revealed his choice is “currently Hernandez.”
“But it’s another category (the Championship). At Brescia, I had Alino Diamanti who was very strong, but one of the best I played with is certainly Eder when I was at Sampdoria. After my friend Paladino, obviously.”
The Spaniard wasn’t the only Peacock singled out by Berardi, as the centre-back dubbed Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa as the best coach he’s ever worked with.
After arriving at Elland Road from Serie A side Sampdoria all the way back in the summer of 2014, the 31-year-old has made 150 appearances for United, scoring 2 goals and providing 7 assists in total. This season, the former Swiss international has played in 17 games in the Championship, averaging at least 1 tackle per game, registering 1.2 interceptions, and completing 2.4 clearances on average in the English second tier (via WhoScored).
His current contract with the Yorkshire outfit is set to expire in June and it remains to be seen if the board will extend his agreement or let the £360k-rated star leave in the summer.
As expected, a whole number of Whites supporters gushed over Berardi’s interview on social media, with one fan claiming he is “better than Rio,” and another simply labelling him as “quality.”
Scroll through some of the best reactions down below…
Sign him up for another year!! Quality squad player, can operate across the back 4, has now worked with MB for past 2 years! Could come in handy
— Liam (@liamhall86) April 21, 2020
Sign him up😁
— brad orme (@mebradcb) April 21, 2020
erect the statue
— aiden ross (@nediaross) April 22, 2020
I love him…
— Kelly’s Eye💙💛 (@RRHand808) April 21, 2020
— Richard Lang (@richardlang05) April 22, 2020
U gotta think, next season we are potentially in the premier league.
— Reggie (@Deleted50101) April 21, 2020
my man. Better than Rio, loves the club. brick Wall. Bring him back Bielsa please!
— leedsfanatic101 (@leedsfanatic101) April 22, 2020
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