'Scarily good', 'Gonna be massive' – Many Leeds fans buzzing as U23 'beast' dismantles Newcastle
Joe Gelhardt is making waves at Leeds United and he showed exactly why for the Under-23s against Newcastle this afternoon.
The first goal was scored by Liam McCarron but it was made brilliantly by the former Wigan striker.
He used his strength to win the ball back before nutmegging one of the Newcastle players.
Getting the ball back he used his strength again to get into the opposition penalty box before cutting the ball back and setting up McCarron. He completely dismantled Newcastle in devastating fashion.
🔥 Gelhardt x McCarron pic.twitter.com/XKwtqotmxi
— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 6, 2020
The short video shows why people at Leeds are so excited about Gelhardt.
Compared to a young Wayne Rooney, he’s got the same stocky build and strength that gives him a massive edge with the ball.
He’s a natural finisher but he’s starting to show that his best position could be in the number 10 spot.
His skills on the ball are fantastic and he’s got the vision and the touch to create as well as score.
We really do believe that he’s going to make the bench of the first team this season.
McCarron scored a second before Gelhardt proved he can finish as well as assist, slotting home from the penalty spot.
That was his fourth goal in seven games and although the Under-23s let the game slip (it ended 4-3 to Newcastle), Gelhardt is the one big takeout.
Here are the best reactions from excited Leeds fans…
Gelhardt is a player, with the potential to be a very, very good player #lufc
— Unofficial Leeds Utd (@uLUFC) November 6, 2020
— Rob Stevens (@robstevens9) November 6, 2020
Joe Gelhardt is some player👏 #lufc
— Jason Stevenson (@JasonStevo11) November 6, 2020
Joe Gelhardt really does have the potential to be scarily good from what I’ve seen of him #lufc
— Nick (@Nicklufc801) November 6, 2020
— Adam (@Lufc1203) November 6, 2020
Surely we'll be seeing Joe Gelhardt in a Leeds first team squad soon. What a talent he is. #lufc
— Shaun Cronin (@ShaunCronin7) November 6, 2020
Gelhardt is gonna be massive for us #lufc
— Pete (@floatato1) November 6, 2020
Gelhardt looks silly good. #lufc
— Conor (@conor_crossley) November 6, 2020
— Jordan Alexandré (@itsjordanbarrow) November 6, 2020
Gelhardt looks better & better every time , Surely gotta be pushing for a place on the bench with the 1st team
— Lee Scott (@LeeScott321) November 6, 2020
Gelhardt is a beast. He should be in the first team sooner rather than later
— زاك د (@gorikain_) November 6, 2020
Can’t believe he only cost £1million 😂😂 absolute steal
— Alex Massey (@alex_massey7) November 6, 2020
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