By Sean Fisher

23rd Sep, 2022 | 8:10am

Sam Greenwood opens up on Academy Dreams documentary footage that shows starlet 'kicking off'

The Academy Dreams: Leeds United documentary releases on Friday, and Sam Greenwood has revealed it involves a scene of him lashing out after a loss.

The highly-anticipated documentary is expected to follow the progress of Leeds’ academy players, giving fans and viewers an insight into their behaviour inside the dressing room.

The likes of Sam Greenwood and Joe Gelhardt, who have both made the step up to the first team in recent seasons, are expected to feature prominently.

Ahead of Friday’s release, Greenwood has explained that many players forgot the cameras were present during shooting, and that one scene in particular catches him β€œkicking off”.

β€œWe had our own time and space, but obviously, during tough times, sometimes your emotions are running high,” said Greenwood, as quoted by Leeds Live.

β€œI got caught kicking off a little bit after one of the games. Obviously, I forgot the cameras were there because emotions are running high, but it’s good to see, as we were saying before, our personalities in the dressing room as well. It’s good for people to see.”

Insight

With so many young players working their way through the academy to the first team in recent seasons, the documentary is going to be an intriguing watch for plenty of reasons.

Not only did the Leeds Under-23s have a poor season last year, but they also suffered relegation. Seeing the current crop of youth tested under pressure will be a fascinating watch.

As pointed out by Greenwood, the cameras will capture the real character of the players, including both their good and ugly sides.

The documentary will certainly bridge a gap between fans and players, and will certainly bring the Elland Road faithful even closer to the young stars they deem one of their own. Whether it be their day-to-day conversations or post-match outbursts, everything is likely captured throughout the season.

The documentary releases on Friday (23 September) and will stream live on Amazon Prime Video.

In other Leeds United news, reports suggest the club are interested in signing Frankfurt star Daichi Kamada