Leeds striker: Cellino and Salerno are a 'guarantee for success'

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Mirco Antenucci has commented on the Championship side's 'important ambitions.' Are they targeting promotion to the Premier League?

Leeds striker Mirco Antenucci has commented on his side's ambitions for the season - and feels the combination of Massimo Cellino and Nicola Salerno are a 'guarantee for success.'

The 30-year-old Italian, who joined Leeds United after leaving Ternana this summer, feels club owner Cellino has 'important ambitions.'

And, when asked about the subject of promotion to the Premier League, Antenucci discussed Leeds' Italian contingent. Along with Cellino, the striker feels sporting director Nicola Salerno is also a promising figure at Elland Road.

"We try to raise it again with the Italians," Antenucci is quoted as telling Italian newspaper Tuttosport by Leeds' official website.

"President Massimo Cellino has great expertise and important ambitions and the sporting director Nicola Salerno is a guarantee for success."

  TeamPosGoalsAssistsChances CreatedDribbles WonAerial Duels WonAppsMins
Mirco Antenucci Leeds FW 2 1 18 6 2 8 694
Giuseppe Bellusci Leeds DF 2 0 4 3 12 8 687
Souleymane Doukara Leeds FW 2 1 10 9 13 8 569
Rodolph Austin Leeds MF 1 1 18 4 11 10 765

As Opta stats show, the 30-year-old has not yet netted on a regular basis but has scored as many as any of Leeds' players this Championship season.

He has also created the joint-highest amount of chances within Darko Milanic's squad and won six dribbles. Antenucci is less effective in the air, however, having only won two aerial duels.

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