Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to some very frank comments from Swedish defender Pontus Jansson. A story by Phil Hay in the Yorkshire Evening Post claims that Jansson is “ashamed” of the club’s form since the turn of the year and said the cub’s payers are under pressure to “show balls.”
A Eunan O’Kane own-goal levelled the scores at 2-2 just two minutes after Pablo Hernandez had put Leeds 2-1 at the Madejski Stadium. Leeds fans would’ve been hoping their side could bounce back from successive 3-0 defeats at Middlesbrough and Wolves with a win but despite their dominance, could only muster a draw against Jaap Stam’s Reading.
The Whites are currently suffering their 8th straight season in the Championship after narrowly missing out on a play-off place last season. The club’s eight-year stay in England’s second tier is set to be extended, as early season ambitions for a top-six spot have tailed off into the New Year. Paul Heckingbottom’s side now sit eleven points off of 6th place Middlesbrough and with just nine games remaining and fans aren’t holding out hope for promotion this year.
Taking that into account here’s what the Leeds fans propping our bar up think of Jansson’s comments:
A bit late for that now the season has gone. More pointless words.
— Andy Bicknell (@bicknell_andy) March 12, 2018
— ZarNicholson19 (@ZarBeck26) 12 March 2018
Pontus shouldnt feel ashamed. He is among the few who actually deserves the shirt.
— Peter Nørgaard (@noergaard83) March 12, 2018
Fine rallying cry that should have been said at Christmas or before.
— Tony D. (@tonypdickinson) March 12, 2018
Different players same old sound bites. Sick of hearing it. Action speaks louder than words!!!
— David Bennett (@mightywhite1981) March 12, 2018
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Heard it all before or similar expressions from other players. It was time to stand up and be counted months ago! Jansons far from the worst player but it’s still the same regurgitated talk! Seasons over.
— ShadyDealer (@Shadydealer) March 12, 2018