'Fantastic' - Lee Johnson fires Leeds yet another warning ahead of clash with Bristol City
Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has once again fired a warning shot at Leeds United ahead of Saturday’s trip to Elland Road.
Johnson has warned the Whites that his side are ‘full of beans’ after their 3-2 win over Derby, and are confident ahead of the upcoming clash.
It isn’t the first time that the Robins boss has come out with words of warning to Leeds, with Marcelo Bielsa winning all of his meetings with the Southern club.
This time around, Johnson went for a different approach, claiming that his side are full of respect for Leeds before mentioning that no one would have believed that the Robins could have closed a significant point-gap in the past two months.
“We go to Leeds with the potential of winning the game and going level on point,” he told Robins TV.
“Five or six weeks ago, I don’t think many people would have believed that was possible. Of course, we respect Leeds, they are a fantastic side, but we are going there full of beans, and we will give it a right go.”
Johnson did the same last season, saying after Leeds won 1-0 at Ashton Gate that he would love to face them in the play-offs. That backfired, as his side didn’t even make the top-six in the end.
Leeds fans have started to enjoy seeing the failings of Johnson. The Bristol gaffer can’t seem to help himself when it comes to comments on the Whites – something that hasn’t worked so far.
Bielsa’s men left Bristol on the first day of the season with all three points after a dominating 3-1 victory. Leeds had 59.3% possession that day, completing 171 more passes according to WhoScored.
If Leeds can manage the same at Elland Road on Saturday, it would be no surprise to see a similar result in West Yorkshire – unfortunately for Johnson.
In other Leeds United news, this Guardian pundit has fired back at Marcelo Bielsa critics at Elland Road