Some Leeds United fans have delivered their assessment on Pascal Struijk following his recent run of appearances for the Whites.
After playing a bit part earlier this season, the 21-year-old defender has started Leeds’ last seven Premier League games in different positions to various success.
He is a centre back by trade but was used as a midfielder during Kalvin Phillips’ brief absence but this experiment quickly produced disappointing results.
Not even scratched the surface with how good he is.
Going all the way 🙌
— Leeds United Live (@liveleedsunited) February 6, 2021
Since returning to the defence Struijk has looked a lot better though some mistakes have been annoyingly consistent in his game.
It is unknown if Struijk will continue to be given chances when Marcelo Bielsa has his full strength defence available.
The new injury to Diego Llorente may mean that the defender is given more time to impress but he needs to cut out these irritating mistakes.
This seems to be the overwhelming feeling from the Whites fanbase as while many appreciate that he is young and inexperienced, he does make an alarming amount of errors.
Some replied to a tweet from Leeds Live as they hailed the young defender’s form and suggested that he has a big future at the club.
Some fans really aren’t happy with Struijk while others are excited about the future as they reckon he has plenty of potential which is clear to see from some of his performances but he has a lot to learn.
Here is how some Leeds fans assessed Struijk.
🤔 We'll see. Looks a prospect but people love building people up, easily carried away. https://t.co/WU4F5Nh5jS
— Adam (@Hertswhitelufc) February 6, 2021
This lad is so good and keeps improveing, hes a center half and hes agoog one! Phsical presence and technicaly gifted, both footed aswell, thistime next season hes a starter alongside kock imo, we shall see https://t.co/rz5qtDZqqS
— Kallum hunt (@Kallumhunt88) February 6, 2021
He was out of position twice for the everton goal. Not good enough . He might be great in a couple of years but we are conceding for fun with him and Cooper.
— thomas lang darksen (@TDarksen) February 6, 2021
Early days & a lot to learn yet. He has a chance but we need to see how he reacts to mistakes. He made 2 errors for the 1st goal v Everton. Hopefully he uses it to improve & realise where he needs to be better.
— Mark (@eddiesLeftFoot) February 6, 2021
Considering he only managed sub appearances last season, he’s been great. First full professional season and he’s been steadily improving. Still some mistakes he needs to cut out, but time is on his side and he’s got the right manager. Will be superb in a few years
— Taylor (@Taylor49231377) February 6, 2021
I think technically he’s brilliant just needs a bit more confidence and experience. His lack of both show sometimes.
— Daniel (@DannyS2810) February 6, 2021
Have a word! He is not great tbh but he’s doing ok
— adyb (@adyb96482695) February 6, 2021
Sorry dont see it
— Daniel Backhouse (@deebo4687) February 6, 2021
In other Leeds United news, Crystal Palace have been boosted by the return of a key man ahead of Monday’s game.