'I'd be in early retirement' - Parker raves over Leeds' 'fantastic' game changer
By Russell Edge
Former Leeds United defender Ben Parker has been raving over the talents of current star Samu Saiz after his impressive performances this season.
A summer signing from Spanish side SD Huesca, the 26-year-old has quickly established himself as a fans’ favourite at Elland Road, with his trickery and attacking talent dazzling onlookers and terrorising opposition defences.
The versatile attacker, who can play on either wing or in an attacking midfield role, has notched up eight goals and contributed a further three assists for his team mates, and he has set Parker’s tongue wagging this campaign.
Speaking to LUFC TV, on the club’s official website, after the 2-1 win at home to Middlesbrough on Sunday, Parker said: “If he was a right winger against me I think I’d be in early retirement. His work ethic’s fantastic.
“What a player, you can see the fans absolutely love him and rightly so. He’s head and shoulders above most people on the pitch.
“He gets on the ball and you expect something to happen, and nine times out of ten they actually do.”
Saiz started his career with Leeds in the best possible fashion, netting a hat trick against Port Vale on his debut in the League Cup, while his last goals came in the 3-0 win over Bristol City, which was the club’s only win in eight games prior to Sunday’s result.
The Whites travel to Molineux on Wednesday night to take on league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Thomas Christiansen’s side already 12 points adrift in ninth having once led the pack.
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