Pontus Jansson responds to trolling from rivals, Leeds fans will love this
By Danny Wright
Pontus Jansson has claimed that he and his Leeds teammates are completely unaffected by chants from supporters of their play-off rivals.
Garry Monk’s side have slipped out of the top six in recent weeks and now face a huge struggle in their final two fixtures to give themselves a chance of being promoted to the Premier League.
Huddersfield and Fulham fans have mocked Leeds with both of their clubs currently occupying play-off spots.
The Terriers confirmed their top six finish after they beat Wolves on Tuesday night while in-form Fulham are Leeds’ nearest rivals in the standings.
The West Yorkshire club are three points behind Slavisa Jokanovic’s side with two games to go, but Jansson is fully focused on what his own side are doing on the pitch.
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“I’ve seen some videos of the Huddersfield and Fulham fans signing ‘Leeds had ****** it up’,” said the Leeds ace, as quoted by his club’s official Twitter page.
“They can sing their songs, our focus is on winning our game.”
— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 27, 2017
Jansson has made 35 appearances for Leeds across all competitions this season, scoring three goals and supplying three assists.
He is currently on loan from Italian club Torino and after a series of impressive performances at Elland Road this season, Swedish publication Expressen claimed that top-flight trio Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea have “declared an interest” in signing him.
Leeds know that anything less than a win on Saturday could seriously derail their attempts of a top six finish.
They welcome Norwich to Elland Road while Fulham face Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday travel to Ipswich.
Anything but three points for Monk’s side, and a win for the Cottagers, would mean that their play-off hopes are mathematically over.
In other Leeds news, Neil Redfearn highlights which players haven’t done enough this season.