Leeds fans on Twitter have praised Kemar Roofe for his unselfish attitude after his comments in Wednesday’s press conference.
Roofe insisted that the accolade of being Leeds’ top scorer doesn’t mean anything to him and that the performance of the team is more important.
Kemar Roofe – is there any competition to be top scorer at Leeds this season: "Not at all. And if the team keeps winning I'm not going to play!" Says the team and promotion comes first and that's all that matters. #lufc
— Lee Sobot (@LeeSobotYEP) April 17, 2019
The striker was asked whether or not there was a rivalry emerging between him and Pablo Hernandez as they both compete at the top of Leeds’ scoring charts this season.
The Englishman reckons he isn’t too fussed about outscoring Hernandez and that the team fulfilling their aspirations of being promoted to the top flight is more important.
Roofe says there is no rivalry between him (14) & Pablo Hernandez (12) to finish top scorer: “I’m on the bench at the moment anyway! But I’d rather my performance be 10 out of 10 rather than score and be 2 out of 10.” #lufc
— Adam Pope (@apopey) April 17, 2019
Roofe has been out of the starting 11 recently due to Marcelo Bielsa’s preference to use Patrick Bamford but during the press conference, the 26-year-old stated that he inevitably won’t be in the team as long as they keep winning.
Fans of the Yorkshire club have praised Roofe for his attitude towards his personal game, with many believing that it epitomises the club’s motto of “Side before self, every time”
Here’s what Leeds fans are saying on Twitter…
No prima donnas in this team, Bielsa has kept them truly grounded. ??
— Excalibur (@MCMLXIV) April 17, 2019
i like it when he said id rather play a 10 and somebody else score and we win then me playing a 2 and i score… Team player love it
— Ricky Ossitt?? (@Rossitt77) April 17, 2019
Side before self, every time.
— Rob Smith (@JuceeRob) April 17, 2019
The opposite to Ronaldo.
— lee (@montyoxymoron) April 17, 2019
What a bloke.
— Robert.C.A (@RobertCA10) April 17, 2019
Yes Roofy ??
— Mat Yorks (@ocukgilly) April 17, 2019
— Paul (@LeedsByExample) April 17, 2019
Love Roofe’s attitude. Really likeable guy. Clearly loving it.
— Chris Steele (@ChrisSteele) April 17, 2019