'I guarantee it': Sky Sports pundit puts Agbonlahor in his place live on-air after Leeds comment
Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor caused a stir with Leeds United fans after a series of tweets and interviews last week.
Cliffs: He said Leeds under Marcelo Bielsa were a “myth” before having to commentate on the 3-0 hammering the Whites inflicted on his former club on Sky Sports.
There’s no getting away from the one-time striker, though, at the moment.
Agbonlahor was on The Football Show this morning (Sky Sports, Tuesday 10.30am) and was fearing the worst before he went on to feature alongside former Leeds star Danny Mills.
That didn’t stop him trying to stir the pot again. However, former Mills was the perfect foil for him and he put him back in his box with one brilliant comment.
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Mills was talking about where Chelsea would finish this season.
“I would’ve said fourth, fifth or sixth,” Mills said. “You’re still looking at Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham are starting to come strong, that only leaves one place in the top four.
“I think this might be the season Chelsea just miss out and finish fifth.”
Agbonlahor butted in saying, “Who to Danny, Leeds?”
Mills hit back straight away saying, “It won’t be Aston Villa, I guarantee it.”
If Leeds are the surprise package in the Premier League this season, there are plenty of people who know that talking about the club is a surefire way to get a reaction.
The Leeds fans are something else and Agbonlahor quickly realised he’d stirred up a hornet’s nest after his comments on talkSPORT and his Twitter account.
He tried to feign surprise at how big the reaction had been but he’s just about clever enough to know what he was doing.
Agbonlahor is trying to make his name as a pundit and Leeds are the best way to make yourself famous.
🤔 “How can a club the size of Leeds be so affected by a tweet from me!”
🤣 “Why are you so rattled by something I’ve tweeted!?”
💪 “You’ve got to expect it! You’re in the big league now…”
@OfficialGA11 on his relationship with #LUFC fans 👀 pic.twitter.com/2sgZSe48g5
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 25, 2020
As for the debate about where Leeds could finish… Could they finish in the top four this season?
In a word, no, although we do think they’re more than a match for anyone in Europe when they’re at their free-flowing, attacking best.
You can’t say the same about Aston Villa, despite a £200m spend by Dean Smith over two seasons.
In other Leeds United news, BT Sport pundit: One Leeds player was so good he left Villa player standing saying ‘Wow’