Many Leeds United fans have to taken to Twitter to hail Luke Ayling’s exclusive interview with The Athletic, claiming that international breaks have not helped the Whites get into their rhythm early in the season.
So far this campaign, the Whites have struggled to match the heights they touched last season in the Premier League and are sitting 17th in the Premier League table.
However, Ayling, who is set to make his 200th game for Leeds since signing for the Yorkshire outfit from Bristol City in 2016 after returning from injury, believes the constant disruptions have not helped Marcelo Bielsa’s players as they are used to playing a massive amount of games, but have only played 12 in the Premier League in the first three months.
The 30-year-old Leeds star is certain that the form will improve now that the league season will get into a good rhythm over the next few months with no international breaks on the near horizon.
The Athletic’s Phil Hay shared his piece on Ayling with his followers on Twitter, where fans reacted to the prospect of him returning to the side, with the journalist suggesting he was ‘back from injury’:
Should Ayling have been called up for England?
What did these Leeds United fans make of Phil Hay’s post on Luke Ayling?
“Great read this. Demonstrates all the reasons why I think Bill is perfect for Leeds. Whilst very cringe, I have absolutely no regrets about telling him, in front of his wife & my husband, that I love him. Can’t wait to have him back”
“Brilliant article yet again from @PhilHay_, but hidden away in the article is the little fact that we’re only 3 points worse off at this stage than what we were last year. People spouting doom and gloom need to get a grip because the gang is getting back together”
“Genuinely such good news to have so many players coming back to fitness at once, if not by Brighton, definitely by Palace or Brentford we could actually have a 95%+ fit squad. Not saying it fixes everything, but it will be a real help just to have some options again”
“He’s fit???? I’m guessing still too soon for likes of him, Bamford and Koch to play but this is a boost”
“Boy have we missed this chap”
Leeds have won just two of their opening 12 league games and have lost five thus far, but will hoping to return to winning ways in the league when they take on Graham Potter’s Brighton side at the Amex Stadium on Saturday evening as they seek to reignite their campaign and surge up the league table.