Pontus Jansson has made his feelings clear about where he will be next season, but he has also made it very clear that the club needs to show more ambition with the quality of players coming in, without actually saying that. He also spoke about Heckingbottom, the Sweden captaincy and the form in 2018.
Jansson said he expects to be at Leeds United next season after signing a five-year-deal but the goal is to play in the premier League. On the squad, and if it was better last season, “You need to speak to people higher up in the club than me about that”.
He went on to say, regarding the form “These four months have been the toughest of my football career. It’s not easy to play without confidence, which we don’t have because of this form. But there were good things at Fulham. We have two wins in four months, that’s ridiculous.”
Jansson on Paul Heckingbottom, “I like him, people can’t blame him” (It’s the fault of the players).
Jansson penned a new five-year-deal with the club earlier this season, committing to the club and fans that took him on board when he was considering quitting football after injuries and exclusion from the Torino squad. He was immense last season and started this one the same but as the form dipped and the realisation that the players around him were a downgrade on last season his form also dipped, and only occasionally peaks here and there. Jansson must be kept, but just as importantly, he needs a partner.