Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson says the players are to blame for the poor form in 2018.
Leeds have slipped from the play-off places at Christmas to mid-table in the second half of the season after winning just two of their fifteen games this year.
The latest defeat at Fulham in midweek sees Leeds in 13th place in the Championship table and Jansson admits, the players must take responsibility for their position in the Championship table.
“It’s difficult to say and point out what’s gone wrong,” Jansson told Leeds pre-match press conference ahead of the clash with Sunderland this weekend.
“For me there’s a lot of things but the players on the pitch have to take responsibility for it.
“If I talk from my perspective, last year there was a lot of credit and positive things when we won games. So now, when we don’t win, I have no problem to stay at the front and take a lot of responsibility. No problem at all.”
For me there’s a lot of things, but like I said, the players on the pitch have to take responsibility for it.
“If I talk from my perspective, last year there was a lot of credit and positive things when we won games and now when we don’t win I have no problem to stay at the front and take a lot of responsibility from this, no problem at all.
I think it’s easy to blame the coach, but the players on the pitch, we can change things and that’s what we have to do. Now the only thing we can do is start on Saturday.”
Leeds are currently on 53 points with six games remaining and they will be hoping to finish the season on a high as they look towards next season.