Leeds United employee shares Rasmus Kristensen verdict after what he's just seen
Noel Whelan has insisted Rasmus Kristensen is becoming “better, stronger, and more adapted” to life at Leeds United after a slow start.
The former Whites striker and club ambassador was speaking exclusively to Football Insider in the wake of the 25-year-old’s standout display during the win over Liverpool last week (29 October).
As per Sofascore, Kristensen made six clearances, two interceptions, one tackle, and created one big chance during the 2-1 victory at Anfield.
The Denmark international provided the ideal reaction to being dropped for the loss against Fulham a week earlier (23 October).
Speaking before Saturday’s (6 November) clash against Bournemouth and quoted by Leeds Live, manager Jesse Marsch claimed the right-back’s “aggressiveness” was the “key” to his upturn in form.
He insisted Kristensen has “shown more competence and more self-belief” as he “readapts” to playing under his stewardship.
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The former RB Salzburg star joined Leeds United for a reported £10million in the summer window.
When asked if he liked what he had seen from Kristensen so far, Whelan told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “I do.
“I think Jesse’s right – it’s taken him a bit of time to settle in, as it does with a lot of players coming into this league.
“But as the season has gone on, we’ve seen him getting better and better and more adapted to what is required from a full-back in the Premier League.
“It’s quite an intense position for anyone to play.
“I think everyone is fairly pleased with all the new signings.
“Kristensen was one that was maybe lagging behind the likes of Aaronson, Adams, and Roca – but we’re quietly confident now that he’s getting better, stronger, and more adapted to Leeds United.”