Leeds fans react to Max Dean display in Ajax defeat
A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on the performance of Max Dean in the first of the Whites’ two games against Ajax on Wednesday.
It proved to be a frustrating afternoon for the Premier League outfit. They went 3-0 down after looking particularly poor in the first-half.
Leeds improved significantly after the break – interestingly, also after a number of first-team players had been taken off.
It did seem that they would never score, however. But in the latter stages, it was Dean who scored from the penalty spot after winning the spot-kick himself.
It was a goal Dean deserved. The 17-year-old came on at the break. And he went on to produce a really impressive display.
He was tenacious and relentless, leading the press on the Ajax backline. And it often paid dividends, with Leeds forcing the home side into some mistakes.
Dean was certainly one of the standout performers for the Whites. And it seems that many of the supporters feel that it could prove to be a pivotal performance for the teenager.
‘Built for a Bielsa team’: Leeds fans laud Max Dean after Ajax loss
He actually scored eight goals in 22 appearances in all competitions last season. That record includes four in nine in Premier League 2.
And the fans are certainly expecting big things from Dean. One compared him with Alan Smith, while another suggested that his battling evoked memories of Lee Bowyer.
With that in mind, here is how some of the fans reacted to his performance…
Some future talent is Dean.
— Rob (@JuceeRob) August 4, 2021
Played well 2nd half, should have been closer 👍 reminds me of Smith does Dean.
— Sean 💙💛 (@seanmlufc) August 4, 2021
Fiery character… Got a bit of Bowyer in him. He’ll do.
— KING GELHARDT 👑 (@KING_GELHARDT) August 4, 2021
Serious baller https://t.co/S8bBgkC1mm
— Zak Orton (@zakorton1) August 4, 2021
Max Dean was the best of the lot
— Craig Hartgen (@hartgen) August 4, 2021
Summerville and Max Dean really stood out for me in that second half. More excited about them than I ever have been about Poveda or Costa #LUFC
— Dom (@Dom_LUFC89) August 4, 2021
I always like Max Dean. His work-rate is superb. Fits Bielsaball really well. #lufc
— 💙💛🏆 Ting (@TingPaiTour) August 4, 2021
As always, Max Dean showing some really good signs. Almost built for a Bielsa team with his work rate and aggression.
— FocusOnLeeds (@FocusOnLeeds) August 4, 2021
Max Dean. Remember the name
— Zia Salam (@ziasalam0) August 4, 2021