Pontus Jansson wears his heart on his sleeve, something that has earned him huge respect at Leeds United from a fanbase that, when he arrived were sceptical of any signing after years of mediocre signings. Torino allowed him to join Leeds and he hasn’t looked back, but recently we have seen the first dip in form in a year, and he knows he’s been poor, announcing he had “been shit”.

He has been one of the poorest in recent weeks which seems very strange given his consistency over the last year. The whole team has been shocking in all honesty and there has been worse than him but not many. Maybe because we have been so used to his brilliant performances it is more obvious when he has a bad game and certainly the last two games he has been all over the shop, and before that at Cardiff he wasn’t much better. Balls that would normally be dealt with haven’t been and for the first time, and something I didn’t think I would ever say about Jansson, he looks very low in confidence.

Jansson put on his instagram, “Last few weeks have been tough, things hasn’t gone the way we all wanted and I personally have been shit. But we all want the same thing now, going back and win games and the only way to go is hard work, 100%! Stay together everyone and we will for sure come back!”

The whole teams looks massively short in confidence after a couple of beatings away at Cardiff City and then in the Yorkshire Derby at Sheffield Wednesday. It has all gone wrong since we lost 1-0 away at Millwall, game that has almost been forgotten about and things have got worst, eventually arriving at home against Reading, a game we were dominated in, so poor it was hard to take and yet the head-coach said we deserved at least a point. We didn’t, and the words upset the fans even more after the game, sometimes brutal honesty is what we need to hear, and Jansson is the one who has provided it.

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Born in Gibraltar, raised in Scotland from a very young age. Been a huge fan of Leeds United since I could walk and talk, thanks to my Dad, the English half of me. After a few years in Australia I moved to Leeds, the trips from Scotland down to the city a few times a season didn't cut it. Love the city. Love the people, and the 12 hour round trip to Elland Road is about a 20 minute round trip. Love writing about the club, the more I write the more I feel comfortable doing it. As long as it's enjoyable I'll continue to do so, keep looking to step it up and progress as well. Leeds United is more than just a football team for me, as is it with so many others.

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