Leeds United signed young star Crysencio Summerville in the summer, and former Premier League goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes now may be the best time for him to break into the first team.
What Robinson had to say about Summerville
Speaking via MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “If Bielsa had thought anyone from the Under-23s was ready for the first-team he would have played them. And, if Summerville has been injured it’s going to be difficult for him to break into the first-team. But, after Brighton, there has to be a chance for him to break into the squad.
“There’s a lot of competition for the wing places at Leeds at the moment. Raphinha, Jack Harrison, Poveda, Helder Costa, even Hernandez. There is a big cluster of players ahead of him so he’s going to have to keep doing what he’s doing and doing it well to get the opportunity. He’s going to have to grasp any opportunity that comes his way.”
Is this the best time for the prospect to make a name for himself?
Leeds are not playing at their best currently as they have lost all their games of 2021 so far and are also without a goal in these games. Phil Hay also revealed that ‘Leeds United’s creativity is such that on only 14 occasions with Bielsa as head coach have they dropped below an xG of 1.0 over 90 minutes. Saturday against Brighton was one of those days, and their lowest xG yet’.
These are worrying signs for a team who pride themselves so much on relentless attacking play, but perhaps it could indeed create an opening for Summerville, who is thus far completely unknown as he has never featured for the first team.
The Dutchman definitely has the potential to succeed judging by his showing for the Netherlands U19 side, where he has scored six goals in five appearances (Transfermarkt). If he can show this quality in training then there is no doubt he could break into the squad and try to make a name for himself this season.
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