Loads of Leeds fans have been reacting to Marcelo Bielsa’s first pre-match press conference, where the boss indicated Pontus Jansson will not play against Stoke.
Leeds have an absolutely brutal opening fixture list to start the season, and it is imperative they get off to a good start.
Fans are already fearing the worst though, after Bielsa confirmed that Jansson is not ready for action yet.
The towering Swede had some poor moments last season, but he is still far and away the club’s best centre back.
Bielsa said the World Cup ace only returned from holiday six days ago, and that he must “take this into account”.
Given the time it takes to adjust players to a new style and system, it seems unlikely that he will play, and Leeds’ lack of defensive signings is starting to look like a real error.
Stoke are many people’s pick to win the league this season, and facing them without Jansson does seem like a disaster waiting to happen.
Fans are cursing the fact that a new centre back has not been signed, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Centre backs of Cooper, Phillips, Berra coming up. We’re only playing Stoke though 😬
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) August 3, 2018
Disaster looming 🙈
— Matt Hill (@MattyHill83) August 3, 2018
The CB situation has had me fuming for the 3 or more seasons…..we get a World renowned Coach and it’s still not sorted!! O’Connor should of never been allowed to leave. He is one of our best Centre Defenders!!
— Aaron Taylor (@AzzaLufc) August 3, 2018
No Forshaw for 6 to 8 weeks, and no Jansson for Sunday. Stoke must be dreaming.
— Stephen Lewis (@vegansmithsfan) August 3, 2018
Would have other options if they had bought the CB every fan who watches us knows we need
— AW (@AWwhite1) August 3, 2018
Good job we’ve recruited well at CB over the summer… 🤦🏻♂️
— Cockney White (@cockney_white) August 3, 2018
— Ashley Johnson (@AshJohnson20) August 3, 2018
Every set piece against will be a goal, great.
— Danny Robinson (@danny_robinson2) August 3, 2018