By Saikat Mandal

6th Oct, 2021 | 7:10pm

Gabby Agbonlahor makes Leeds claim, reacts to Jamie O’Hara’s comments

Gabby Agbonlahor has blasted talkSPORT pundit Jamie O’Hara over his 18 Premier League team suggestion, citing Leeds United as an example.

Earlier today, talkSPORT pundit Jamie O’Hara has suggested that Premier League should consider making it an 18-team competition, saying the newcomers like Norwich City are hardly adding to the league.

The former Tottenham Hotspur player has further added that these irrelevant games are killing the competition.

Agbonlahor and other talkSPORT pundits have refuted such suggestion, with the former Aston Villa striker claiming it’s “disrespectful”.

He said: “It’s six games in for Norwich! Give them until the end of the season. Brentford have come up, Villa and Leeds both did too!”

Spot on

Norwich have earned their right to play in the Premier League, and they can still turn it around after a poor start.

The Canaries find themselves at the bottom of the Premier League, having picked up just one point from seven league games.

Obviously, staying up in the Premier League gives more financial stability, and Norwich (and other newcomers) will definitely be aiming for that, but it’s easier said than done. That doesn’t mean that the system needs to be changed, or clubs from the Championship cannot be exciting to watch.

Agbonlahor has rightly pointed out that the likes of Brentford, Aston Villa and Leeds have done well after coming from the Championship, and they would have missed out if the 18-league system was being made.

Leeds were superb in their first season in charge last season after returning to the Premier League, and they are entertaining to watch. They haven’t been at their best so far, but the players are confident of turning it around.

The Whites are 16th in the league table with just six points on board. They picked up their first win of the season last week beating Watford 1-0 at Elland Road before the international break.

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