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Eddie Nketiah pleased with his start at Leeds

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Eddie Nketiah pleased with his start at Leeds

Eddie Nketiah has explained he’s pleased with his start to the season with Leeds United and is confident he’ll continue to keep taking his chances when they come around.

The 20-year-old striker has joined the Whites on loan from Arsenal and is tasked with providing competition for Patrick Bamford in attack.

He scored on his Leeds debut during an EFL Cup win over Salford City and got his first league runout on Wednesday night too at home to Brentford.

Nketiah entered the action on 77 minutes and just four minutes later put the ball in the back of the net to secure three points in the Championship with a 1-0 victory.

The quick centre-forward had an easy finish into an open net, with Helder Costa doing the tough work on the wing and crossing it across goal for him.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side sit top of the league table after four games and the 1-0 victory over Brentford highlighted there is some real strength in the squad.

Nketiah has explained his delight after a match-winning cameo against Brentford and feels there is plenty more to come.


“In the games I’ve played so far I feel like I’ve done well, I’ve made an impact on the game and scored in both so all I can do is what I’m doing,” Nketiah said, as quoted by the club’s official website.

“I’ll keep trying to apply the pressure and I’m sure I’ll get my chance and when I do I’ll take it.”

(Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

TBR’s View:

It looks like Leeds have pulled off a masterstroke getting Nketiah on loan, as it appeared like at one point he could be around the Arsenal first-team this year after playing with them in pre-season.

He’s a natural finisher that has thrived at Under-23s level in the past and is now ready to make his impact at senior level.

Nketiah has notched in both Leeds games so far and is so clever with his movement in the box, so supporters should want to see more from him.

A main strength too is that the youngster oozes confidence and his latest comments prove just that, as he’s convinced he will take his chance when it comes around.

Bielsa has a great dilemma now in attack with Bamford and Nketiah, with the latter destined to be a hit in the Championship and he has every right to have confidence.

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