Leeds United were beaten 3-1 by Leicester City in the fourth round of the EFL Cup at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night, and Whites fans were once again unimpressed and confused by Pontus Jansson’s performance.
The Sweden international was one of their star players last season and at points earlier in this campaign, but he returned to the starting line-up in the east Midlands having been dropped to the substitutes’ bench for the 3-0 win against Bristol City on Saturday.
However, the 26-year-old centre-back failed to impress against the Foxes and while he should have done better with the first Leicester goal following a mix-up in the Yorkshire outfit’s backline, he was then beaten to the ball by Islam Slimani for the second.
Leeds supporters were quick to have their say on his showing via social media and while some simply asked “what’s happened to him?” others described the usually dominant defender as a “bag of nerves”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
What the hell is happening with Jansson? #lufc
— Scott Eaglen (@ScottEaglen) October 25, 2017
Jansson needs to find that anger & aggression he had till March last season,what’s happened to him since then!?He’s like the new Bamba #Lufc
— Fucking Great Goal (@TheSanSiro) October 24, 2017
Going to get slated for this but Jansson can be a complete liability. #lufc
— Jonathan Routledge (@jonnyroutledge5) October 24, 2017
Has jansson lost his bottle or is he just have a bad spell?? #lufc he was 1st player on team sheet last year now I’m starting to wonder
— ian royal (@Lufc_royal) October 24, 2017
Really want the real Jansson back. #lufc
— Mark Campbell (@MarktheWhite81) October 24, 2017
#lufc Is Jansson scared of the ball hitting him or something, he has shown little fight tonight and is a shadow of his former self.
— Simon Chapman (@simonc1245) October 24, 2017
Jansson has gone from giant fearless warrior to gangly bag of nerves. What went wrong? #lufc
— Matt Foster (@_mattfoster) October 24, 2017
I miss the old Jansson #lufc
— Luke (@luke_hill) October 24, 2017