Speaking in the pre-match press conference ahead of his side’s Championship clash against Brentford at Griffin Park on Saturday, Leeds United midfielder Eunan O’Kane has likened the under-fire Thomas Christiansen to Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, and Whites fans have been quick to have their say on his comments.
Big backing for Christiansen from O’Kane. “The biggest compliment I can give him is that he’s as close to Eddie Howe as I’ve seen.” #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) November 3, 2017
Christiansen is starting to come under a bit of pressure from the supporters after the Yorkshire outfit lost six of their last eight league games – including the 2-1 defeat against Derby County at Elland Road on Tuesday – but O’Kane says his manager is as close to Howe as they come having worked with the Cherries chief during a spell on the south coast previously.
Leeds supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on their midfielder’s quotes, and while one person said they were “totally laughable”, another said it’s “not really a compliment”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Teacher's pet comment , totally laughable and doesn't wash with me . Nice guys don't win 99% of the time
— chris (@LeedsLoudHaler) November 3, 2017
They might want to perform then.
— Paul s Bulmer (@PaulsBulmer3) November 3, 2017
— peter-maurice (@petermauriceuk) November 3, 2017
Aren't Bournemouth in the bottom two!!?
— Andrew Peace (@Peace8Andrew) November 3, 2017
Not really a compliment tho is it… To either party.
— Andy (@VacantFaith81) November 3, 2017
Great to see that from someone who works with him day in day out. Rome wasn't built in a day!
— Matthew Anderson (@AndersonLovesIt) November 3, 2017
We need to act like we are backing him with performances on the pitch – talk is cheap – tc deserves a top performance from boys tomorrow
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) November 3, 2017
Only because he’s picking him every game I’m sure it would be a different story if he was bench warming
— Jeff K (@JeffK62554433) November 3, 2017
We need to give him time at least a full season minimum
— Richard Atkinson (@acko42) November 3, 2017