Leeds United fans have responded to midfielder Lewis Bate cryptic social media post on following England’s u20 draw against Italy on Friday evening.
The central midfielder was one of the stand-out performers for the Young Lions against the Azzuri, with the Whites midfielder growing in influence as the first half went on at Chesterfield’s Technique stadium, pulling the strings as Andy Edwards side took control.
The former Chelsea academy played, signed by Marcelo Bielsa’s side this summer, was forced off with just over 20 minutes after appearing to damage his ankle.
— Lewis Bate (@LewBate) October 8, 2021
Following the match, Bate took to Twitter to post an image of himself lining ahead of the match, with Leeds fans taking to Twitter to respond the former Chelsea academy player.
What did Leeds fans make of Bate social media post?
“You and Kalv in midfield, Qatar 2022”
“Delighted you’ve settled in so well pal, keep grafting, your first team slot is coming sooner than later, we need you ready”
“The Bielsa factor, he coaches to international standards”
“He’s the goat”
“You have a wand of a left foot mate! You’re a PROPER CDM”
“Absolute class our lewis”
“Our new Johnny Giles”
Bate was joined by fellow prospects Cody Dramaeh and Sam Greenwood in featuring against the Azzuri, and will be looking to catch the eye of Marcelo Bielsa and compete for a position within the Argentine’s first team squad.
Whether he really makes his breakthrough into the side this season in the Premier League remains to be seen, but clearly Leeds fans think he’s a talented prospect who could become a real force at Elland Road.