Fans of Leeds have been reacting to footage posted on Twitter of their former player and current Brentford captain Pontus Jansson reflecting on his career’s best moments.
In response to what the Swedish international thought was his best goal, he replied: “I haven’t scored a lot. I would say my goal against Blackburn with Leeds, 2-1. I scored in the 90th minute… That was a nice feeling in front of like 7000/8000 Leeds fans.”
In response to who has been Jansson’s favourite coach, he stated: “I have to say Thomas [Frank] now as he is my coach, but, if not Thomas I would say [Marcelo] Bielsa.”
On his best teammate: “I would say Gaetano Berardi at Leeds. He was like a fatherly style to me, even though he was only two years older than me, but he was always the one taking care of me in the tough, tough moments, so I would say him.”
On the best fans: “I said Thomas, I have to say Brentford now! But Brentford, Malmo and Leeds together. All three are good.”
On his best celebration: “I had a lot of celebrations in Leeds, it was a bit crazy. I think I had one when we scored 3-2 against Blackburn on Boxing Day, I think [Kemar] Roofe scored in the last minute and I was running around the whole pitch. I think that one was unbelievable.”
While the centre-back’s comments will have no doubt left Brentford fans a little annoyed, the same cannot be said for the Leeds faithful, with many taking to social media revelling in the fact their former player is seemingly hung up on their club.
"I think that was the game where I peaked"
— The Sun Football ? (@TheSunFootball) February 19, 2020
@Osty1988 u think he loves leeds ? Haha I’d be raging if I was Brentford fan haha
— Jamie Tebbenham (@jtebbenham) February 20, 2020
— Kestrel (@BremnersLaces) February 19, 2020
— Steven Boult (@steven_boult) February 19, 2020
Once Leeds, always Leeds .
— JT1919?? (@JohnmjtJt1919) February 19, 2020
Imagine being a Brentford fan and listening to that ? wounds
— Einhorn_Is_Finkle (@Batley_White) February 19, 2020
For a Brentford player, he’s very hung up on Leeds isn’t he?
— Danny (@DannyRLUFC) February 19, 2020
He wanted to answer every question with leeds and laughed whenever he didn’t. Fair play. He’s Leeds and always will be
— Tim Banks (@TimJoeBanks) February 19, 2020
Wish he still played for us u can see he still bleeds yellow and blue ??
— OJ Peer (@olliepeer1) February 19, 2020
What do we think?
The Brentford captain’s remarks are sure to cause concern within their fanbase, as both Leeds and the Bees are challenging for promotion at the top of the table, with just four points separating the clubs.
Having already faced each other twice this season, the possibility remains that the two could meet again in the play-offs. If that happens, it will be interesting to see what sort of reception Jansson receives at Elland Road in the wake of his comments about his former club.