After Pontus Jansson attended Marcelo Bielsa’s pre-Swansea press conference, Leeds fans are full of praise for the big man on his birthday.
Last season was absolutely miserable at Elland Road, and the turnaround since Bielsa’s arrival at the club is symbolised perfectly by Jansson’s transformation.
After an impressive debut season in Yorkshire, for which he was on loan from Torino, the towering Swedish international had a poor second campaign with the club.
In and out of the team with injuries, he and many others players failed to reach their previous standards under Paul Heckingbottom.
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Since Bielsa’s arrival though, the now 28 year-old has been an absolute brick wall for the Whites, playing 24 Championship games, scoring twice and earning five man of the match ratings, per Whoscored.
Bielsa’s side welcome Graham Potter’s Swansea to Elland Road on Wednesday evening, and fans are full of praise for the big man at the back ahead of a hugely important clash.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, happy Birthday Pontus…
Surely Pontus deserves 3pts today as a birthday treat!?
— In Spyte of it All ?? (@aclr1972) February 13, 2019
Happy birthday big fella a goal tonight would be a great way to celebrate
— Robert Greenwood (@bobly44) February 13, 2019
I also turn 28 today. Maybe we’re twins ? a win tonight would be a lovely present, TIA ??
— Amelia ? (@Abradbourne) February 13, 2019
Happy birthday to the greatest defender of all the time
— Jack Harrop (@JackHarrop69) February 13, 2019
We should be honoured a player this good has stayed with us for so long in his prime. Make no mistake, if we don’t get promoted this year, he will be off.
— Dave ?? (@Dax1978Dave) February 13, 2019
Happy Birthday big man. Hope you were given another magic hat, the old one must be worn out by now.
— Andrew Harvey (@AndyH_Yorkshire) February 13, 2019
Happy birthday big man ….. we’re all gonna give ya three points tonight … gonna need a little help from yourself though big man …. MOT FOREVER
— scott rumsey (@scottrumsey999) February 13, 2019
— Kay Mistry (@kaymistry2) February 13, 2019