Leeds United forward Mirco Antenucci has a warning for the club's rivals about the side at Elland Road.
Leeds United forward Mirco Antenucci has a warning for the club’s rivals; we’re only just getting started.
The experienced centre forward has suggested that the current side is just starting to play to their potential as Neil Redfearn looks set to end his time as caretaker manager of the team without a single defeat.
Antenucci has revealed his belief that the team is starting to gel, which should make things easier for the next permanent boss, most likely Darko Milanic, at Elland Road.
“I think as a team we are building. We have 15 new players and now we are starting to play together,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“I was very happy with the win and it was important to score but it was more important to win for the team. The team comes first.”
Leeds have momentum and the positive way that Redfearn has handled the side has provided them with a platform the players have used to push into the top half of the Championship table.
The job for Milanic is going to be how to keep the momentum going and how to further move the team forward with different methods and ideas.
The risk is that the hard work done under Redfearn is going to be lost as Milanic brands his own style on the club and team, but Antenucci believes that the Leeds United fan base will provide the inspiration for everyone to pull in the same direction.
“In Italy I played in Catania-Palermo, Ancona-Ascoli, Vicenza-Padova and I have scored in derbies. But here there were more people in the stadium. In Italy there are 5,000 or 10,000 in the second division. Here there were 25,000 or more. The supporters are very special.”
If Milanic is announced as the next manager today as expected, his first game will be the trip to Brentford this weekend.
It’s not an easy fixture as Brentford are a newly prompted side but with the fans behind the team and if the new boss doesn’t tweak too many things then another three points is on.
There’s not too much wrong with the side at the moment so there’s no point in Milanic trying to fix it.