‘He can help me' - Leeds attacker comments on influence of Christiansen
By Derek Smithson
Jay-Roy Grot believes that Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen can help him improve and acknowledges that he is still very inexperienced.
The 19-year-old made his Whites debut before the international break off the bench during the 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest and will hope to be involved in Saturday’s clash against Burton.
He moved to Elland Road in the summer from Dutch side NEC Nijmegen and his caught the eye for his 6’3” frame.
Grot is recognised as a centre-forward and has the physical presence to lead the line, but has also been used as a right winger during his career.
Christiansen used the Dutchman in the wide area during his Leeds debut and it’s unclear what his main role will be this season.
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The attacker has insisted that he will learn a lot from the manager, who was a top-flight striker during his playing career.
“He was also a striker,” Grot told the Yorkshire Evening Post. “So he can make me learn smart things in front of the goal. I’m really young and he’s really experienced. I think he can help me.”
Grot will look to make a big impact during his first season in English football and it’s also the first taste of the Championship for the manager.
Christiansen has made a brilliant unbeaten start at Elland Road and has impressed fans with his transfer business.
Grot will be looking to force his way into contention and improve as an attacking player.
He made 28 appearances last season for NEC across all competitions last season and scored seven goals in return/
The forward will now be competing alongside the likes of Kemar Roofe, Caleb Ekuban, Pawel Cibicki and Pierre Michel Lasogga.
In other Leeds United news, a Sky pundit has commented on the club’s chances of promotion.