Pontus Jansson’s season has finally come to a close after making 39 league appearances, and he sent an emotional message to fans on Tuesday.
Jansson played in both of Sweden’s international fixtures, helping them move up to second in the Euro 2020 qualification stages with a 3-0 win over Malta.
However, his season ended on another low after they were beaten by the same scoreline against table-topping Spain.
It comes after he was forced to watch his team in both semi-final play-off legs from the sidelines, after missing out through injury.
After the defeat to Spain, Jansson posted on Instagram to signal that he was in need of a well-earned rest – “the most well-needed vacation in years”.
It’s not the first time that the Swedish International has taken to social media to express his dedication and passion towards the club.
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It shouldn’t end like that. Still don’t understand it today how it all could end so quickly. We gave all every single day and deserved more but sometimes you don’t get what you deserve. I’m proud of my club, teammates and fans that we never gave up. Thanks for all support and all the efforts during the year ??????
Jansson was one of Marcelo Bielsa’s first names on the team sheet last season and Leeds should do all they can to try and hold on to their experienced and highly regarded Swedish centre-back. There are always rumours that he’ll be sold but fans should be more optimistic about keeping him this summer thanks to Bielsa, who recently signed a one-year extension to stay at Leeds. Leeds will also be under pressure to sell Kalvin Phillips and Kemar Roofe this summer and keeping hold of their prize assets, while adding new blood will be key to their success next season. There was one telling part of the Jansson message though – that’s he’s shattered and in real need of a vacation. It’s been a long season but Bielsa is renowned for working his players hard and things could be abut to get even tougher for the Leeds players next season, with a new running track just one part of the upgrades to the Leeds training ground insisted on by Bielsa.