By Will Butcher
Pontus Jansson has revealed that he was “screaming in the stands” as Leeds beat Norwich in a penalty shootout on Tuesday night.
The Elland Road cult hero was rested as a second-string side secured a dramatic to secure a quarter final trip to Liverpool next month.
Speaking at Leeds’ club shop on Thursday, Jansson explained where he watched the memorable triumph.
“Against Norwich I was more of a supporter than a player. I was screaming like an idiot in the stands,” the 25-year-old said, as quoted by the personal Twitter account of BBC Radio Leeds presenter Adam Pope,
Pontus Jansson: "Against Norwich I was more of a supporter than a player. I was screaming like an idiot in the stands!" #lufc
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) October 27, 2016
The on-loan Torino defender has already found a place in the hearts of the Leeds faithful after becoming a fan favourite following his posts on social media and acts of kindness, most recently giving his shirt to a fan after the Wolves game.
Jansson was given a breather on Tuesday night, as Liam Cooper replaced the 6ft 5in colossus at the heart of the Leeds defence alongside fellow loanee Kyle Bartley.
However, the on-loan Torino star is expected to resume his place in Garry Monk’s side after starring for the Yorkshire giants in his 10 league and cup appearances this season.
Jansson and co. will be looking to move withing touching distance of the Championship’s top six on Saturday.
Three points against Nigel Clough’s Championship new boys Burton Albion would move Leeds to 23 points and level with sixth placed Bristol City, if results go their way.