A player will certainly have mixed feelings about Leeds being relegated – Our view
Leeds United are staring in the face of relegation and it looks like the dogfight could go all the way.
Indeed, Leeds, Everton and Burnley are almost inseparable at the moment and it’s hard to imagine that being fully settled before the final day.
Leeds, of course, meet Brentford on the final day and while that might be a nervous occasion for any United supporter, a man at the Brentford Community Stadium is sure to have mixed feelings on the day.
Of course we are talking about Pontus Jansson.
The defender is currently the captain of Brentford but he has made no secret of his affinity with Leeds since leaving the club.
In fact, his manager Thomas Frank even admitted Jansson is in love with Leeds ahead of their game earlier this season.
“I think he’s looking forward to it. He always has massive praise for Leeds, it was a fantastic time in his career to be there,” said Frank.
“I don’t know if it matters, but I think he’s actually fallen in love a couple of times in his life: in Malmo, of course, then in Leeds and now in Brentford, so I don’t know if he talks to his wife, how he’s going to explain it.
“He’s a man capable of having a lot of love inside him and I think that’s fantastic. In a way, it’s a special feeling for him to step out onto the pitch even more than he did the first time in the league because he really wanted to get promoted with Leeds.”
Jansson himself has shared a similar opinion since leaving Elland Road.
“To be completely honest I miss Leeds and love Leeds but I’m at a point in life where I’m incredibly happy with where I am at my new club now and how valued I am there,” said Jansson. “But it’s clear I miss Leeds, my team-mates and the club,” said the centre-back football channels.
“Anyone who follows them knows that it was something special. I will love and follow Leeds for the rest of my life. I have a pretty close relationship with a lot of the players, I still talk to Andrea a lot [Radrizzani].”
Just imagine the emotions he will feel on that last day. Of course as a professional footballer you want to win every single game, but he knows that winning would be disastrous for a club he loves dearly and some of his closest friends.
Jansson is in a very unenviable position and he will certainly hope Leeds are safe until the last day, but unfortunately that doesn’t look very likely at the moment.
If Brentford beat Leeds to bring them down on the final day, Jansson will certainly have mixed feelings.
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