Adam Forshaw makes admission after watching Leeds from stands
Adam Forshaw has admitted that he started to become a little jealous while watching Leeds United in the weeks before the season was brought to a halt, in comments reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
It has been an agonising season for Forshaw. He silenced many of his critics during the opening weeks of the campaign with some outstanding performances.
Unfortunately, the 28-year-old has not played for Marcelo Bielsa’s side since September due to injury. And it appeared to be a hugely frustrating time for the fans.
Leeds were seemingly in the dark over how long the midfielder would be out for. But in February, they announced on their official website that he would miss the rest of the season as he was due to undergo hip surgery.
And Forshaw has shed some light on the mixed emotions he felt following the surgery as he watched Bielsa’s men keep their promotion push on track.
“I loved it,” he said, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, when asked about watching from the sidelines.
“There was a period when I first got back from Colorado and I was Leeds’ biggest fan, I was watching them whenever I could.
“But literally just before the break was put in place I did get to a little point where I was starting to get slightly jealous because I wanted to be part of the run-in, from a personal point of view, really be a part of it.
“At the same time you put that to one side because I just want Leeds to get promoted.”
TBR View – Forshaw deserves moment to shine this season if at all possible
Although it seems unlikely, Forshaw could perhaps be a big winner from the season’s stoppage. Should he return quicker than expected, perhaps there is an outside chance that he could still play a role this season.
Admittedly, it would probably be a surprise. Bielsa seems to have rarely rushed a player back. So he may remain convinced that he will not use the Englishman until next season regardless of what the coming weeks look like.
But having an outside chance of featuring again this term – if that is possible – may be exactly what Forshaw needs.
In what must have been an incredibly tough time for the midfielder, he surely deserves to feel that there is plenty of light at the end of the tunnel.
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