By Amir Mir

Leeds defender Pontus Jansson stated on Twitter that Sweden “deserved more” as they were beaten 2-1 by France in their World Cup qualifier on Friday night in Paris.

The 25-year-old, who came off the bench late into the second-half, watched on as goals from Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet midway through the second-half secured the hosts a win.

Winger Emil Forsberg had given Sweden the lead, but Premier League duo, Pogba and Payet combined as Didier Deschamps side earned a valuable three points.

Here is Jansson posting this message on his personal Twitter account after the defeat:

Jansson has featured on eight occasions for his country, but he is yet to represent Sweden in a major tournament.

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The on-loan Torino centre-back is currently playing for Championship outfit Leeds where he has impressed in his first few months at the club.

He has played a pivotal part as Garry Monk’s side sit in a play-off spot, following their impressive 3-2 win over Norwich in their last league fixture.

Jansson scored in that win at Carrow Road as the Sweden international has played 12 Championship and EFL Cup games for the Yorkshire club this season.

He has emerged as a hugely popular figure among supporters since joining Leeds and supporters will feel the pain of the defender’s setback.

In other Leeds team news, former midfielder Andy Ritchie has stated what owner Massimo Cellino must do in the January transfer window.