Mirco Antenucci left Leeds United in the summer of 2016 to join Serie A side SPAL after two incident-packed years at Elland Road under the stewardship of Massimo Cellino – and Leeds fans have discussed the Italian on Twitter.
Joining the club from Italian side Ternana, Antenucci went on to score 19 goals in 80 appearances for Leeds – despite 30 of those being substitute appearances for the Whites. He also laid on eight assists during that time.
A love-hate character, Antenucci was criticised on occasion for a lack of effort – and was one of the six players that withdrew from a Leeds side that faced Charlton under Neil Redfearn, along with Edgar Cani, Marco Silvestri and Dario Del Fabro.
But in glimpses, Antenucci was one of Leeds’ best players during his two-year stay at Elland Road. His stunning left-footed strike against Burnley was proof of his enormous talent, which saw the Italian finish with a ratio of a goal every four games.
— E-Leeds United (@e_LeedsUnited) March 20, 2020
Since leaving Leeds, Antenucci starred and captained top-tier Italian side SPAL for three years – netting 36 goals in 109 matches. Last summer, he made the surprise switch to third-tier team Bari, and has since scored 22 goals in 31 outings.
The video (above) was posted by a Leeds fan site on Twitter, and it gained plenty of reaction with a handful of supporters discussing Antenucci – and whether he would have been good under Marcelo Bielsa.
He’s be class under MB
— Matt Hill (@MattyHill83) March 20, 2020
He was quality. Here at the wrong time
— Graeme Rucroft (@GraemeRucroft) March 20, 2020
I liked him.
— David Thornton (@DigglerBarnes) March 20, 2020
A great finisher.
— He_mase (@he_mase) March 20, 2020
Fear the beard!!
Wasnt a bad player….
— Michael H (@MichaelH77) March 20, 2020
Certainly do! ? https://t.co/sxkAclLrPw
— Flocky72 (@Jules1619) March 20, 2020