By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

24th Jan, 2023 | 10:13pm

Max Wober wows Sky Sports pundit as 'massive achievement' at Leeds United completed already

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Paul Robinson has been thrilled with Maximilian Wober’s first performances as a Leeds United player, especially in the 0-0 draw with Brentford at the weekend.

Wober, 24, helped Leeds win just their third clean sheet of the Premier League season as he made his full league debut for the Yorkshire giants.

The Austrian has been widely hailed for his performance and Robinson feels that it was a major step in the right direction for Leeds to shut out Brentford’s attackers.

Speaking to MOT Leeds News, he said: “I thought Wober was excellent.

He was good against Cardiff [in the FA Cup] and was obviously bought as a left-back but he’s played centre-half and he was excellent.

He’s been the best defender at Leeds.

With Luke Ayling back in the team, the clean sheet was the most pleasing thing for Jesse Marsch.

Yes, they played better in the second half and there were more promising signs there but defensively, they conceded the record number of goals at home last season.

To get a clean sheet at home was a massive achievement.”

Wober joined Leeds from Red Bull Salzburg on 3 January.

Sky Sports reported that day that the fee paid for the Austrian defender was around £11million.

He’s able to play at centre-back and left-back but with Liam Cooper currently sidelined with an injury, Marsch has been playing the Austrian in the middle of the back-four alongside Robin Koch, who also had a good game against Brentford on Sunday.

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