Has Eddie Nketiah just made his biggest statement to Marcelo Bielsa yet? Quite possibly.
The youngster was in lively form for England U21s on Tuesday evening as he bagged twice, missed a penalty and also saw one of his initial strikes go down as an own goal, something that robbed him of a hat-trick.
It was an eventful evening for the 20-year-old who must now surely be closer than ever to starting for Leeds.
A bunch of eagle-eyed supporters took to Twitter after the game and they were all crying for the same thing as the U21s saw off Austria in comfortable fashion.
Huge sections of fans demanded he started from this point onwards as one went as far as claiming that Bielsa needed to go if he didn’t play him.
Nketiah was branded a natural goal scorer by one supporter who also labelled his fears over Arsenal potentially recalling him.
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The loanee has yet to start a single league outing for the Whites but is still their joint top scorer alongside Patrick Bamford on four.
Reports this week have suggested that Bristol City are still sniffing around the forward after he rejected them last summer.
Here’s what Leeds fans were all saying.
Start him then. Nice one, cheers x
— Josh ? (@firthleeds) October 15, 2019
Start him then
— Connor (@cpeno) October 15, 2019
Surely Eddie deserves a place in the starting 11 now. He’s a natural goal scorer and if fed the right balls he will deliver. My biggest fear is he’ll be recalled in January and we will rue all the missed opportunities and goals he could have provided.
— Livsiloo (@kuriouskris1) October 16, 2019
If he don’t start then bielsa needs to go
— Rjoeh (@Rjoeh2) October 15, 2019
Dial him on in the starting 11 on Saturday.
— Slightly Happy Kalvin. (@Leeds______) October 15, 2019
Start him or lose him 🙁
— OxleyLufc (@OxleyLufc) October 15, 2019
Yet Bamford will start because he runs around a lot and try’s hard ? This kid has got to start Saturday!!!
— Aram (@AramLeeds) October 15, 2019
Here’s a thought ? why not start him while you have him!!!! ? #thenatural
— Jon Stephens (@JonStephens18) October 15, 2019
If he doesn’t start it’s season over simple really
— Jonesy (@JonesMartyn) October 15, 2019