Leeds senior player posts heartfelt Twitter message admitting to 'dark' days
By Richard Parks
Pontus Jansson has posted a heartfelt Twitter message in which he admitted to “dark” times in what has been a wretched opening quarter of 2018.
The Leeds United defender took to his personal social media account late on Saturday night to express his delight at the team returning to winning ways with a 2-1 Championship win against Barnsley on Saturday.
Jansson was restored to the starting XI after missing the previous match against Aston Villa, which his side lost 1-0, due to injury as he was paired by rookie Paudie O’Connor in the centre of defence.
The Swedish centre-back revealed it was “fantastic to be back and help my team get winning again” following what “has been a dark 2018”.
Fantastic to be back and help my team get winning again! Than nice to visit the LUDO event and meet up with nice people! Has been a dark 2018, at least nice with some positive things before we have to show results next season! Thanks for today! pic.twitter.com/UALLWvS0OF
— Pontus Jansson (@PJansson5) April 21, 2018
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Few footballers are as honest with their opinions and talking as Jansson, whose heart-on-the-sleeve style of play has made him a huge favourite among Leeds supporters since he joined in the summer of 2016, initially on loan. His second campaign has not lived up to the sky-high heights of his first as Jansson has been affected by the wretched plummet in form and confidence of those around him. But the Sweden international is the club’s outstanding player and prize asset, and they are bound to suffer if he is prised away during the summer window. His future is open to doubt, but one thing is for certain; Jansson cares massively about Leeds and doing his job well.