Much maligned and versatile Stuart Dallas is enjoying a great season at Leeds United in manager Marcelo Bielsa’s second season.
Having plugged plenty of gaps in the first team in 2018/19, he was always an easy scapegoat for a section of the fans but the 28-year-old has seriously impressed for both club and country across the first few months of the 2019/20 season and following a recent interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post, plenty of fans have been willing to throw further praise in his direction.
“I’m not going to be a world beater, but I’ll give it a go and if it means playing, that is what it is all about.” #lufc
Stuart Dallas happy putting side before self at Leeds United and with Northern Ireland. https://t.co/zypLDSyVcT
— Joe Urquhart (@JoeUrquhartYEP) November 22, 2019
The full interview is certainly worth a read as he discusses life under our Argentine gaffer and how he’s happy to play anywhere on the pitch, as well as the improvement in his own form, but one line, in particular, seemed to catch the attention of fans on social media.
“I’m not going to be a world-beater, but I’ll give it a go and if it means playing, that is what it is all about.”
Few could doubt his words given the energy and commitment he puts into performances, but again, it’s nice to see him getting the credit rather than the flak.
Excellent professional and a credit to our club #lufc
— Jethro (@Buzzard_Stubble) November 22, 2019
been a world beater this season kid
— woke minister (@SnappyDresserJ1) November 22, 2019
Really respect this guy and happy to say playing way beyond what I thought he was capable of. #lufc
— Mark Worsnop (@worsnop_m) November 22, 2019
Since Derby 2nd leg he's been our best player.
— Greg Andrews (@Greg_01) November 22, 2019
@jonah_ni absolutely dripping with class
— ant carr (@carr_ant) November 22, 2019
This lad turned into a "winner" at the back end of last season
— Alan Davison (@AD_SportsTrader) November 22, 2019
These kinds of players are often underrated. Every good team needs one.
— Charles John (@Steve192447378) November 22, 2019
This new fitter, more versatile Stuart Dallas is like a Championship version of James Milner. And that is a big compliment. He has been brilliant this season. #lufc
— mikeyj123 (@mikeyj123) November 22, 2019
Who is our Player of the Season so far?