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Antenucci: I'll be better for Leeds after the international break

Leeds United forward Mirco Antenucci has suggested he'll be in better shape to lead the side's attack when the international break is over.

Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post suggesting that when he returns to the club after the international break, he’ll be raring to go for the rest of the season.

The big centre forward has scored in his last two games for the club and is pushing to start up front for the side on a more frequent basis.

“I’m going home now after eight months of staying in England. When I come back here I’ll be better for the end of the season,” said Antenucci.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has struggled to find his best system and combination of players up front.

Steve Morison enjoyed a spell in the side and Billy Sharp has been in and out of the side, making an impact when he’s been called on.

Antenucci arguably deserves the chance to lead the attack for the rest of the season, mainly because he’s reached double figures in terms of Championship goals and also has two assists to his name.

The international break provides him with a chance to go away, look at the areas he feels he needs to improve in his performances and then to come back stronger as a result.

It’s a difficult situation for all of Leeds’ players because the club is floating in mid-table with no chance of a top six place and no danger of going down.

However, that shouldn’t be used an excuse by any player not to continue working hard.

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