Pontus Jansson: Leeds will not repeat this mistake from Garry Monk regime
By Danny Wright
Pontus Jansson is adamant that he and his Leeds United team-mates will learn from last season’s mistakes which saw them fall short in their bid to finish in the Championship play-off spots.
Ex-Whites boss Garry Monk led his side to a seventh placed finish last term, but Jansson, 26, is keen to ensure that his side now just take every game as it comes rather than getting carried away as he suggested that they may have at the end of the 2016/17 campaign.
Under the new charge of Thomas Christiansen, Leeds have shown marked improvements to how they ended under Monk’s previous regime and the number of transfer made in the summer is perhaps one of the big reasons why.
Jansson was one of those transfers after turning his loan deal at Elland Road into a permanent one and now he is hoping that the experience of last term will help the Yorkshire giants achieve their goals under the leadership of Christiansen.
“I think last year the biggest mistake was when we started talking about the play-offs and promotion and how many points we needed to be in the play-offs,” said the towering centre-back to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
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“It is a dangerous mistake to do that and I think this year we have to be clever. We have to work game by game, and three points in the next game is the only focus we should have.
“I think that was the biggest mistake when I look back at last season.”
After being suspended for the first two fixtures of the season, Jansson has yet again proved to be a vital part of the Leeds defence which has recently been ravaged by injuries.
In four matches, the Whites are yet to concede a single goal while Jansson is on the pitch despite seeing four scored past them in the three he has missed.
In other Leeds United news, Stuart Dallas has given his thoughts on the Whites’ summer business.