Some Leeds fans congratulate Berardi after defender returns from long injury lay-off
Some Leeds United fans were congratulating Gaetano Berardo after the center-half made his first appearance of the season across all competitions.
Berardi has had to wait a while for his first start in the English top-flight, but, finally made his debut when Marcelo Bielsa brought him on as a half-time substitute for Diego Llorente.
The Switzerland international has missed most of the term due to a cruciate ligament injury suffered during the closing stages of last season’s Champions campaign in the 3-1 win over Derby County.
He only fully recovered back at the start of March and made his first start of the season in the win under-23s’ Premier League 2 loss to their Crystal Palace counterparts.
Berardi’s comeback was a sight to behold for any romantic within the game.
His long seven-year career with the Whites has seen him form part of the squad that has been chasing Premier League promotion for a number of years. Finally making your debut in the top-flight is a dream for any player as Bielsa praised his impact.
Here are how fans reacted to his debut…
So good to see him back out there. What a warrior
— Tony LUFC 🏆 (@Tonylufc28) May 18, 2021
and didn't put a foot wrong,amazing.
— suraj kaushal (@onesuj) May 18, 2021
It’s beautiful 😍
— James Sturdy (@james_sturdy) May 18, 2021
— Jim Noble (@nobby_jim) May 18, 2021
He's just right sneaked through this game with absolutely no nonsense 💪
— Boosh (@larch13) May 18, 2021
Sexiest Man in my book
— honest Leeds fan Paul (@WeenyPaul) May 18, 2021
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