Champagne player, Baller - Fans in meltdown over Leeds 18-yr-old's display on Tuesday
By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to rave about Kun Temenuzhkov after his double inspired the club’s Under-18s to a 5-1 demolition of Hull City on Tuesday.
The striker, 18, has now netted four goals in his last three games for the academy side, after also scoring twice in a 5-0 demolition of QPR last week.
Alfie McCalmont, who scored against QPR and against Watford on Saturday, was also on target again on Tuesday to make it three goals in eight days, while Theo Hudson and Bobby Kamwa completed the rout of the Tigers.
Adam Underwood’s Under-18s side have now managed 12 goals in three games as Leeds continue to thrive at age-group level following the overhaul of the academy last summer.
Bulgaria-born Kun, who has also featured for the Under-23s this season, has made a name for himself since joining from Barcelona last summer.
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His precocious performances have got Leeds fans talking on social media and they were mightily impressed following his latest goalscoring masterclass, with many hailing him as a “proper baller” who should be playing at a higher level.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Kun and Edmondson are proper ballers
— BC (@BC_LUFC) March 27, 2018
Kun Temenuzhkov still banging them in for the Under-18 squad #lufc
— David Johnston (@djstar3d) March 27, 2018
Temenuzhkov is a player!!
Get him in the U23’s
— Glynn (@GlynnTQ) March 27, 2018
— Wacc (@WACCOE) March 27, 2018
Kun with another 2,time to put him in u23’s for the remaining games????
— #del wright (@delwright21) March 27, 2018
— Jack Pearson (@JackTPearson) March 27, 2018
Champagne football. Lovely stuff.
— Mr Geldard (@MrJGeldard) March 27, 2018
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