Whelan 'wowed' by 'incredible' Leeds after 'massive' manager reveal
Leeds United players are “very lucky” to have the support of the “best fans in the Premier League”, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Whites striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the atmosphere at Elland Road is “electric”.
Speaking after Leicester drew 1-1 with Leeds United on Sunday and quoted by Leeds Live, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers praised the Whites fans for “really pushing and helping” their team on the pitch.
Raphinha’s curling free-kick was cancelled out by a world-class effort from Harvey Barnes in a fraught two-minute spell in the first half at Elland Road – as a near-capacity crowd of 36,478 watched on.
As revealed by The Athletic‘s Phil Hay last month, the Whites are planning to expand their famous ground to accommodate 55,000-plus fans.
Whelan insisted the “incredible” fan base at Leeds United are guaranteed to give the players “100%” support in every match.
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“The fans are massive, and I think the players realise now just how lucky they are to have a support base like that,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.
“It’s incredible, everything they produce in that arena – the energy and that real push when you need it. They give the players 100% every time, home and away.
“The players are very lucky to have that boost. They are the best fans in the Premier League, in my opinion.
“They’ll overrun any stadium away from home, and at Elland Road – wow. That atmosphere is electric and must give the team a massive push.”
The draw means Leeds United climb up to 15th place.
They sit just three points from danger having won only once this term.