By Saikat Mandal

5th Feb, 2022 | 7:15am

Jack Harrison shares match ball incident in Leeds United win v West Ham

Jack Harrison has shared that he forgot about the match-ball after Leeds United won against West Ham in the Premier League clash last month.

The 25-year-old scored a hat-trick as the Whites won 3-2 against a strong David Moyes’s side at the London Stadium.

The jet-heeled winger has said that Raphinha, who was outstanding that day, had reminded him about the match ball as he completely forgot it.

Harrison has described it as a “great moment” of his career, but more than anything else, he is happy that Leeds got all three points from that game.

“I think the promotion and the hat-trick are up there beside each other,” said Harrison, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“It was a fantastic feeling. It didn’t quite hit me because once I’d scored the hat-trick we had 20 minutes left to play in the game. Against West Ham that isn’t easy, they’re a tough team.

“They just kept coming and coming with their attacks. It hit me after the game and I actually forgot about the match ball, Raphinha had to remind me.

“It was a great moment but more than anything it was important to help the team.”

Milestone

Harrison is approaching a milestone figure at Leeds. He is nearing the 150th appearance for the club.

He initially joined on loan at the Yorkshire club and spent three years on a temporary deal. After that, the Whites signed him permanently for a fee of around £11 million (YEP) from Manchester City.

Harrison is now a regular member of the side and he is a key player for Marcelo Bielsa.

Known for his skills and intelligent runs, Harrison is also capable of tracking back and putting in a lot of defensive shifts.

While he may not be naturally gifted like some other teammates, he covers it up with tremendous hard work. The Hat-trick against the Hammers can be seen as the best moment of his career so far since he arrived at Elland Road.

Leeds will face Aston Villa in their next Premier League game on 09 February. The break will help them regroup once again after suffering a 1-0 defeat against Newcastle last time out.

In other Leeds United news, this Sky Sports pundit has unleashed on the reported failure of West Ham signing Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha in January.