Leeds United News: Noel Whelan hand picks Pontus Jansson for Leeds United slump

Leeds United News: Former English striker Noel Whelan has blamed  Pontus Jansson for Leeds United slump. (h/t Daily Star UK)

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United.
Pontus Jansson

The Swedish centre-back was insipid in the humiliating
2-0 defeat against Brentford.

The 28-year-old has fared well for the Whites this season, but wasn’t very productive in the recent games.

And Whelan has pointed out Jansson as the reason for Leeds letting slip their automatic promotion hopes.

He said, (h/t Daily Star UK)

The defence has been all over the place and Jansson, he’s been part of the problem.”

Jansson was wrong side and ball watching for the second Wigan goal and for Maupay’s goal.

Whelan further questioned the Swedish centre-back’s defending abilities after a horrific display.

He also added that Liam Cooper didn’t make the intended impact since his return to the team.

Whelan also spoke about Leeds’ reaction following the 1-2 defeat over Wigan.

“The boys looked absolutely demoralised after losing to Wigan, they were all slumped on the floor, as they knew what a massive game it was,”

The BBC radio commentator also urged the Elland Road club to focus on the remaining fixtures.

Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds manager, also expressed his dismay following the defeats during this crucial stage in the Championship.

Marcelo Bielsa

The Argentinian manager explained his worries, regarding his side’s wasteful conversion. Yet, he promised that he and his men would bounce back in the upcoming games.

Leeds were pushed to third in the Championship table after Sheffield United’s 3-0 win over Hull City.

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They are trailing the Blades by three points and are set to face Aston Villa in their next game this Sunday.

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