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'Wow': Patrick Bamford left shocked by what 18-year-old Leeds player has said to him

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Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has admitted to Sky Sports that he was shocked after Charlie Cresswell showed such an interest in listening to him about climate change.

Cresswell keen to learn

Bamford is a big advocate of reducing his carbon footprint and often tells his Leeds teammate about his stance.

Bamford admits that he has generally seen a mixed interest in climate change from those at Elland Road.

But Cresswell was one Leeds player who was particularly keen to learn.

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And the striker was surprised to see Cresswell showing such interest, despite his tender years.

He said: “When I was an 18-year-old to now, being honest when I was an 18-year-old I wouldn’t have been too interested or it wouldn’t have been something I wanted to pursue or be involved with.

“Yet one of the under-18’s at Leeds straight away came up and started asking me about trainers and what the celebration stands for and wanting to know about it and said it’s something that really interests him.

“Straight away I thought ‘well, wow’ that’s a different view on it from a few years ago.

“He’s a good player as well!”

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Bright future awaits

Cresswell is captain of Leeds’ development side, and is tipped to have a very bright future at the club.

The central defender is a tough tackler, who is also robust in the air, and his willingness to learn across all areas has to be admired.

Making people more aware of the dangers of climate change is clearly something which Bamford is passionate about.

The Leeds striker has even created his lightening bolt celebration to shed further light on his stance over the issue.

Bamford has had one chance to show off the celebration so far this term, with the newly capped England international opening his goalscoring account against Burnley before the break.

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