By Harvey Byrne
Defender Pontus Jansson started for Sweden in their victory over Belarus on Saturday afternoon – and Leeds fans on Twitter were excited for him.
The 26-year-old earned his 11th cap for his country as he lined up alongside the experienced Andreas Granqvist in the back four.
He lasted the whole 90 minutes in the World Cup qualifier and helped his team keep a clean sheet in the 3-o win, which was decided by an Emil Forsberg double and strikes from Marcus Berg and Isaac Kiese Thelin.
A number of supporters on social media were keen to point out that they were watching the match just for Jansson, while another stated he needed to get a Sweden shirt with the defender’s name on the back as soon as possible.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
ohhhhh Pontus Jansson's magic, he wears a magic hat!!! ⚽MOT♥️
— Paddy Kelly (@paddykellyBPK) March 25, 2017
— Catling22 (@catling10) March 25, 2017
Is anyone else just watching the Sweden game to watch Pontus Jansson? #lufc
— Aaron S (@aarons1308) March 25, 2017
Pontus Jansson didn't get injured in the Sweden game 👏 #LUFC
— Nathan (@ILikeBellas) March 25, 2017
Jansson has proven to be a fantastic signing for Leeds after he joined from Serie A side Torino on an initial loan deal in the summer.
The rock solid centre-back has starred in 30 matches for the club, helping them to occupy fourth place in the Championship and he has agreed to move to the Yorkshire giants permanently in the summer for a fee worth £3.5million.
Fans will now also be glad he left the field unscathed with a clash against fifth placed Reading at the Madejski Stadium coming up next weekend.
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