Leeds United fans have joined centre-back, Diego Llorente, in praising 21-year-old defender Pascal Struijk after a string of impressive performances in the Whites first team.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the Spanish international waxed lyrical about his defensive teammate and how much he has been impressed with the Netherlands U-21 centre-back, with Struijk featuring heavily for Leeds this season following multiple injuries at the back for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Struijk made just five appearances in the Championship last season, but in Leeds’ first season back in the English top-flight in over 16 years, the Belgian-born defender has been an ever-present figure for the team, playing 26 times in all competitions this campaign for the Yorkshire side.
And fans on social media have joined Llorente on praising Struijk, with plenty of supporters delighted with how the youngster has developed this season in the Premier League and under Bielsa.
Here’s what some Leeds fans had to say on Twitter about Struijk…
— Lord Leeds (@leeds_lord) April 21, 2021
We are all star Struijk by this young man
— Channi Patel🏆💙💛 (@ChanniPatel) April 21, 2021
Struijk and Llorente should be 1st choice CB. Didn’t I see that Koch can play in midfield?
— LS11 OES 💙⚪️💛 (@amo_a_los_Leeds) April 21, 2021
The lad has got a great teachers to learn from, not only the technical ability of Llorente & Koch, but also the professionalism of Cooper
— Andy B (@AndyBulleyment) April 21, 2021
Some great pings from Struijk on Monday.. loved to see it. Class👍👍
— Mike Willis (@pinduro) April 21, 2021
Been short at the beginning of the season has been a blessing. To be able to trust such a young green CB is a massive win this season.
— MattM1919 (@M1919Matt) April 21, 2021
One day we will see the captain's arm band on Struijk
— Dan Wood 🟨🟥 (@AudioRejectz) April 21, 2021
— rob… 59 (@robdog2) April 21, 2021
Struijk played alongside Llorente in Leeds’ past two Premier League games against Manchester City and Liverpool, with the latter game seeing the Basque defender score his first goal for the club.