Jack Harrison lauds Patrick Bamford after Leeds draw and England call-up
Jack Harrison has told LUTV that he is really proud of Patrick Bamford after his Leeds United teammate received his maiden England call-up, and outlined just how hard the striker works.
Bamford was named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the upcoming break. It comes after a stunning first season in the Premier League with Leeds.
He scored 17 times for the Whites. Harry Kane was the only Englishman to score more. He also provided eight assists for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
And Bamford celebrated in perfect style on Sunday. He opened his account for the new campaign with a clever reaction finish against Burnley that earned Leeds a late point at Turf Moor.
And after the game, Harrison insisted that the 27-year-old more than deserves the opportunity to shine on the international stage.
“It’s fantastic for him. I’m really proud of him,” he told LUTV. “He’s worked really hard on and off the pitch, doing extras as well.
“I know he’s been pushing for that for quite some time now and I’m so happy for him. He deserves it.”
Bamford justifies England call-up by being Leeds’ best player so far this term
It has been a tricky start to the campaign for Bielsa’s men. They have two points from their opening three games in the league.
But Bamford has arguably been Leeds’ best player in all competitions.
Admittedly, he had a tough afternoon on the opening day. But that was largely down to the lack of service he received during his time on the pitch.
In the three games since, Bamford has been superb. He provided the assist for Mateusz Klich’s goal against Everton. And he enjoyed a fantastic battle with Yerry Mina.
His introduction against Crewe in the Carabao Cup seemed to make a big impact. And he caused Burnley’s defence problems on Sunday.
A new contract and a goal looks to be the ideal way for Bamford to go into his first England camp.
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