Pontus Jansson: This is what I thought about Leeds before I joined
By Amir Mir
Pontus Jansson has revealed that he already knew that Leeds were a “big club” before he moved to Elland Road last summer.
The 26-year-old joined Garry Monk’s side on loan from Italian side Torino and has since gone on to establish himself as a key player for the promotion-chasing team.
As a result, he will make his loan move to Leeds permanent this summer as he will now focus on helping the club make a return to the Premier League.
It has been 13 years since the Elland Road faithful last tasted top flight football, as Monk and his backroom staff have brought back the belief to supporters in recent months.
This was centre-back Jansson explaining what the support from the stands is like, both at home and away.
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“It’s a special feeling of course,” Jansson told LUFC TV. “It’s a big club, I knew before I came that it was a big club with a lot of people who follow it. It’s big in all of Scandinavia.
“Not only at Elland Road, also away because we always have a lot of fans with us. The fans singing about us, supporting us every game, so I’m thankful I can be one of the eleven players to start the game.”
— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 26, 2017
The Whites beat their promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 on Saturday afternoon with just over 35,000 supporters watching on at Elland Road.
Now, they will be hoping their team can continue that run when they travel to the Midlands next Friday to take on struggling Birmingham City.
At this moment in time, Monk’s side are in fourth place, with 19 wins to their name from 34 matches.
They have beaten promotion rivals, Reading, Norwich, Derby, Fulham, and Sheffield Wednesday this term.
Jansson has played a huge part in that, helping secure a clean sheet against the Rams and scoring against the Canaries.