Paul Merson has further praised Leeds United striker Joe Gelhardt Sky Sports News (4:22 p.m. May 15, 2022) for his performance against Brighton and Hove Albion at Elland Road and has compared him to Lionel Messi.
Leeds have played one 1:1 draw with Brighton at Elland Road in the Premier League this afternoon.
Danny Welbeck put the Seagulls ahead in the 21st minute.
Pascal Struijk restored Leeds’ equalizer in the second minute of added time.
Leeds striker Gelhardt, 20, provided the assist.
The youngster bundled space in the box to lob a ball over the goal and Struijk nodded home.
Former Arsenal star and Sky Sports pundit Merson followed the match and was impressed by Gelhardt, who drew comparisons to Barcelona legend and Paris Saint-Germain striker Messi.
Leeds United’s Joe Gelhardt versus Lionel Messi
Merson continued Sky Sports News (4:22 p.m. May 15, 2022): “I thought the boy in advance, Gelhardt, he is a role model. The boy was outstanding.”
The Englishman added: “His ability to score is amazing. If Messi had done that, we would have gone insane for years.”
We think the draws against Brighton and Hove Albion at Elland Road is a great result for Leeds.
Yes, a win would have been better but the Whites are now out of the bottom three of the Premier League.
Leeds has 35 points from currently 37 games.
Burnley, third from bottom, has 34 points from 36 games.
Leeds are still very much at risk of relegation to the Championship but at least they now have a good chance of escaping relegation.
In other news, the Brazilian could now join Arsenal, offer accepted, personal terms agreed
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