By Jack Cunningham

3rd Dec, 2021 | 9:10pm

Pontus Jansson discusses his exit from Leeds United

Pontus Jansson was very “emotional” when he left Leeds United to join Brentford in the summer of 2019.

The big Swede was once a cult hero at Elland Road, but after a falling out with Marcelo Bielsa, he was shipped off to west London [Mirror].

Since joining the Bees, he has helped them into the Premier League, where they have had a good start to life.

Jansson has played Leeds as a Brentford player before, but that doesn’t make this occasion any less special for the 30-year-old.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post before the Whites play the Bees, he said: “It was a bit hard, a bit emotional.

“I loved every second of my career at Leeds; of course, when I left, it was a bit sad to leave all my friends and the fanbase and everyone that liked me there.

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“It’s been three years, and you start to forget. Now I love every second of my football career here.”

Jansson starting to forget about Leeds?

It appears as if the former Leeds centre-back is starting to forget about what life was like at Elland Road, which is sad.

However, that is the life of a footballer. Never in a place for too long before they move on.

It is clear that Jansson loved his time with the Whites, but now he plays a key role for Brentford in the Premier League.

Leeds have also moved on and have the likes of Robin Koch and Diego Llorente to choose from.

So, though Jansson’s move at the time was controversial and provoked a backlash from Whites fans, everyone has moved on, and it should just be another game for the big Swede.

It will be interesting to see what sort of reception he gets from the Leeds faithful who worshipped him for all those years.

This is also a big game for both clubs, and we would expect Jansson to be 100% focused on the match rather than any other stuff.

In other Leeds United news, Marcus Tavernier has had his say on a move away from Middlesbrough.