Leeds fans react as Lewis Bate sends intriguing tweet
A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to respond to Lewis Bate after the midfielder suggested that he is ready for a big few weeks ahead at Elland Road.
Bate was one of several youngsters within the Whites’ squad who went off on international duty this month.
And the 18-year-old has now opened his account for England’s under-20s with a goal in their draw with Italy. He produced a smart finish with his left foot to equalise shortly after the Italians had taken the lead.
It will be a further boost to Bate’s confidence, with the former Chelsea man making a fantastic start to life with the Whites.
The teenager has already become a stalwart of the under-23 side. He has started every game for Mark Jackson’s men in Premier League 2.
And with Leeds lacking options in central midfield, there is a hope that he may soon be involved in Marcelo Bielsa’s plans.
Intriguingly, Bate has sent out a tweet where he alluded to a big few weeks coming up with the Whites.
Now, that may be due to the fixtures the under-23s have ahead. They face Arsenal, Manchester United and his former club Chelsea before the end of November.
But some fans are hoping that it could be a sign that a first-team debut may be edging closer.
‘Absolute baller’: Leeds fans laud Lewis Bate after latest tweet
Of course, Bielsa does not hand out debuts lightly. Joe Gelhardt can testify to that.
But Bate appears to be ticking a lot of boxes, it seems.
With that in mind, here is Bate’s tweet, as well as some of the responses from Leeds fans…
First international goal ⚽️ 🏴
Ready for a big few weeks now with Leeds 👊🏻 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/Iq8oJFqUQH
— Lewis Bate (@LewBate) October 13, 2021
keep up the grind my dude, first team starts comin soon! #MOT
— Nick 🇨🇦 (@Nick28T) October 13, 2021
Leeds have probably 4or 5 youngsters who will be massive in a season or two ,Bate , Cresswell ,Greenwood,Summerville,Drameh ,Geldhardt.maybe that’s why we are holding back on Transfers . MOT
— Steven Mint Andrews (@MintAndrews) October 13, 2021
Buzzing for you lad. MOT
— EL DAR LOCO (@darsum82) October 13, 2021
Just keep working hard.. that first start in prem will follow soon enough. Thanks for coming to us.
— Dave Bridges (@taddykabaddi) October 13, 2021
Get in lad 👍 So much quality in our youth system right now it’s scary 💛💙
— 𝙁𝙋𝙇🆚 (@FPL_vs) October 13, 2021
— Elliot Cawood (@Cawood18e) October 13, 2021
“Big few weeks now with leeds”👀👀
— مارسيلو بيلسا (@MarceloBielsaAR) October 13, 2021