Leeds fans react to Lewis Bate display in under-23s loss
A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Lewis Bate after the midfielder produced another impressive display for the under-23s on Monday.
Mark Jackson’s men suffered defeat for the first time this season after playing out a six-goal thriller with Spurs at Thorp Arch.
The visitors were absolutely lethal on the counter attack. Leeds seemed to dominate possession and Kristoffer Klaesson was the quieter of the goalkeepers.
The Whites will therefore, take a lot of positives from their display in the 4-2 loss. And perhaps no player can hold his head higher than Bate.
The 18-year-old was brilliant for much of the contest. Admittedly, there were times when he gave the ball away, perhaps too cheaply.
But he looked an absolutely class act against Tottenham. Some of his passing was outrageous.
And there were some superb touches in and around the penalty area as Leeds looked to break down a resolute Spurs side.
‘Unbelievable’: Leeds fans laud Lewis Bate after under-23s loss
Of course, the Whites appear to need a new central midfielder in the first-team. They have been heavily linked with Lewis O’Brien.
Marcelo Bielsa may be wary of demanding too much too soon from the former Chelsea starlet.
But for many of the supporters, Bate could be the answer in the months to come. They are adamant that his senior debut cannot be too far away, particularly after his latest display.
With that in mind, here is what some of the fans made of Bate’s performance on Monday…
The Under 23s despite the result were an excellent watch this afternoon and unlucky not to get at least a point. Lewis Bate was a stand out performer again and in flashes reminds me of Batts! Glorious praise indeed!
— Paul Blakemore (@PaulBlakemore11) August 23, 2021
Lewis Bate is special, wow
— Jackie Haradona (@DirtyLeedsAlex) August 23, 2021
Following my weekend prediction I feel confident to say Lewis Bate will lift the world cup for England
— Lil Jumbo Hoorah (@Marvin100) August 23, 2021
How good is @LewBate tho 💪🔥
— Zoe Emma (@ZoeEmma59035783) August 23, 2021
Not exaggerating Lewis Bate is going to be worth a 100 million. #lufc
— Jack Pearson (@JackTPearson) August 23, 2021
Muppets who judge a club on how many millions they chuck around each summer should chill. “CM” they cry. I’ve seen the future. It’s called Lewis Bate
— Keep fighting 💙 💛 (@sam51h) August 23, 2021
Lewis Bate is ridiculous at football btw
— Harrison Kershaw (@Harrisonlufc) August 23, 2021
Lewis Bate is unbelievable. What a player. #LUFC
— Dan (@DSmivers_) August 23, 2021
Lewis Bate is very lovely.
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) August 23, 2021