By Pranav Shahaney

11th Mar, 2023 | 7:10pm

Leeds United midfielder Weston McKennie reveals fight with Everton ace Abdoulaye Doucoure

Leeds United midfielder McKennie has thrown light on how Everton ace Abdoulaye Doucoure and he got into an argument on the pitch, an incident going under the radar.

Speaking on the Indirect Podcast, the United States international threw light on some of the dark arts at play during games.

He narrates an incident with Doucoure who threatened to kill him if he did something like that again, in the heat of the moment.

McKennie said, “Doucoure, me and him were going back and forth. When the fight broke out on the side I was shoving someone, for Tyler’s sake, and he came over and wrapped his whole body around me and pulled me. I walked away and got the yellow card and I said to him ‘I don’t care if you do that, but do it when I look at you’.

“And he goes like ‘You know, when you get the ball next time, I’ll kill you.’ And I said to him that when you get the ball I’ll kill you too. I was so happy because not long after that we had a 50/50 shoulder-to-shoulder and I bodied him off the ball.”


Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

This is proof that McKennie got a fight in him and will be a perfect player for Leeds in the future if he does decide to sign on.

The United States midfielder has had a stop-start time since moving to Elland Road in January and that’s perhaps down to the fact that there’s been a change of manager.

The Premier League is a physical league and teams do need players that can get into the heads of opponents and make lives miserable for them.

McKennie has the toughness to endure an entire season, that’s for sure, he’s just got to up his game and we’re certain he’ll do that.

Even Adams took a few weeks to get to his best and we’re sure that even his compatriot will get there eventually.

However, for him to stay on at Elland Road, the Whites will need to stay up as that’s paramount for a lot of things, not just this.

In other Leeds United news, the club may now face a losing battle to keep their star player at Elland Road beyond the summer transfer window.

Be sure to follow MOT Leeds News on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with all the latest, breaking news from Elland Road.