Pontus Jansson speaks out about Leeds United footage that potentially led to his Elland Road exit
Pontus Jansson spent Thursday night looking back at the infamous Leeds United and Aston Villa game in 2019 when all hell broke loose.
Mateusz Klich scored a superb and completely legitimate goal while Villa had a player pretending to be injured on the floor.
That led to angry scenes that saw Anwar El Ghazi sent off and Marcelo Bielsa eventually tell his Leeds players to let Aston Villa have a goal back.
However, Jansson tried to defy Bielsa’s orders, which some believe led to the now-Brentford defender’s exit from Leeds not long after.
“What a day, those three minutes felt like 10 years of emotions,” said Jansson on his Twitter account after he watched the footage three years on from the day it happened.
Don’t cross Bielsa
Jansson definitely felt the wrath of Bielsa on that day three years ago.
The Sweden international was a vital player at Elland Road in the Championship but after that incident, he was sold to Brentford.
It probably wasn’t the only reason that Jansson was sold because he was a sellable asset.
However, allowing him to join a promotion rival in Brentford was a risky move and it suggests that Bielsa just wanted the centre-back out of Elland Road.
Ben White was brought in to replace Jansson and, well, the rest is history as Leeds won promotion to the Premier League.
And for Jansson, it also worked out for him at Brentford, who are now in the Premier League and have done really well this season.
Jansson is someone who splits opinion among Leeds fans.
You cannot argue that he had his good days for the Whites but the ex-Malmo man was known for losing his head and making enemies.
At the end of the day, Bielsa got it right.
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