I think this is possibly a first.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a time where a player dominates the headlines during a manager’s press conference, however that was certainly the case yesterday.
Coming off the back of the almost-comeback against Stoke City on Wednesday, and looking ahead to this weekend’s game with Swansea City, Marcelo Bielsa gave an update on the general health of the team. He said that barring Luke Ayling and Tyler Roberts, every member of the squad was available for selection.
However, fans were more interested in who Bielsa was going to be holding his press conference with, although they might have been reading a little bit too much into the team for Saturday when they saw who was going to be joining him for media duties.
Does this mean Eddie is starting???
— BielsaCarajo ???????? ???????? (@carajo_bielsa) August 29, 2019
Man like Eddie starting Saturday
— alaw (@weareleeds191) August 29, 2019
After Bielsa had said his bit, it was time for the man of the moment to take to the microphone. Nketiah shared his thoughts on how much he appreciates the support of the Elland Road faithful and how former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has helped him develop his game.
Some players feel the expectations & ambition of #lufc & crumble under that pressure. Others, like Eddie, just see that pressure as a platform & an opportunity to shine. They turn pressure into total entertainment & we love Eddie Nketiah for being that kind of player.
— WotzThatSound (@WotzThatSound) August 29, 2019
Thats all we ask,we work hard for our money,your doing a great job ????????????????????????⚽️
— David Michael Cox???????? (@gurucox) August 29, 2019
He get’s it.
— Frainy_180 (@frainy_180) August 29, 2019
Got to love Wrighty.
— Pablo’s Flashback ????️ (@StuMaol) August 29, 2019
Wrighty is a Leeds fan now
— Roman Makorkij (@RomanMakorkij) August 29, 2019
Wrighty is probably the best role model you cld follow young man, a fantastic footballer & now a joy to follow as he infects us with his humorous insight ???? MOT – Eddiiiiieeeee ????
— Chris. Wilkinson (@ChrisWi14565121) August 29, 2019