Former Leeds United star Eddie Gray has revealed in the Yorkshire Evening Post why he was pleased with Mirco Antenucci last weekend.
Gray has suggested Leeds boss Neil Redfearn could have been left trying to lift the morale of the striker had he not supplied the cross, which allowed Billy Sharp to score the winner for the team.
“Antenucci supplied a great cross for Billy Sharp who is in there and sticks the header in,” wrote Gray.
“I was pleased for Antenucci because he missed a great chance just before that to put us 2-1 up. It was nice he was involved in the goal because he could have left thinking ‘I should have won us the game.’”
Antenucci has been a consistent player for Leeds throughout this season with eight goals and two assists from his Championship performances so far.
What will be most encouraging from Redfearn’s point of view is that he showed the instant will during the game to react quickly to make what he would have considered a mistake.
Had he shown a lethargic attitude and no willingness to try and make up for his miss, the boss may have found himself questioning the 30-year-old’s motivation.
Antenucci’s job heading into the game against Brentford this weekend is to thrive on that feeling of satisfaction for making up for his error.
He’s set a good example to the younger players at the club showing a desire to put something right and long may his impact at the top of Leeds’ team continue.