By Harry Sykes
Samu Saiz made his full league debut for Leeds United in their 0-0 draw against Fulham on Tuesday night – and fans took to Twitter to rave about him.
The Spanish playmaker was selected in the starting line-up ahead of Kemar Roofe as manager Thomas Christiansen name the summer signing as one of the three attacking midfielders along with Pablo Hernandez and another new arrival Ezgjan Alioski.
Leeds failed to score for the second home match in four days but most supporters were encouraged by their team’s display against 2016-17 play-off semi-finalists Fulham.
The Elland Road faithfully universally acclaimed the performance of Saiz, 26, as they noted how his composure on the ball and willingness to work hard off it.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Saiz just glides up the pitch. Every attack yesterday they looked panicked and as if they would foul him there is a real player there #lufc
— Sam Snaddon (@Sam_Snaddon) August 16, 2017
Really enjoy watching Saiz, always on the move and a proper grafter out of possession #LUFC
— FocusOnTheFooty (@FocusOnTheFooty) August 16, 2017
I am NOT moaning , excellent last night , all team worked their socks off. Just cant get that elusive goal. Felix,Saiz+Conor v good #LUFC
— chris (@LeedsLoudHaler) August 16, 2017
Reflecting on last nights #lufc game and one thing stands out, what a joy it is to watch Saiz and Pablo play football
— Lyndon Ashley (@LyndonAshley1) August 16, 2017
After the first 20 mins I though we did well. Saiz looked class, goals will come soon. #lufc
— Mark Campbell (@MarktheWhite81) August 16, 2017
shaughnessy looked a class act, as did Saiz & Hernandez, linked up well together. Ayling always 8/10 for me. #Lufc
— Gary Casson (@CassGaz) August 16, 2017
Saíz is a joy to watch… #lufc
— Dirty Leeds Scum (@DirtyLeedsFC) August 15, 2017
Saiz marked his Leeds debut with a brilliant hat-trick in the team’s League Cup triumph over Port Vale last week.
The playmaker produced three classy finishes to set up a 4-1 win in the first round of the competition and announce himself after a £3million move from Spanish side Huesca last month.
Saiz was then a second-half substitute in Leeds’ draw against Preston last Saturday before being handed his first league start against Fulham.