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Berardi: This is my 'great motivation' at Leeds United

Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi has explained what the club's supporters mean for him personally.

Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi told Radio Yorkshire about his main motivation as he goes about his career at Elland Road.

The Swiss international was full of praise as he talked about the club’s immense support base, which has stayed loyal and passionate about the club despite some adversity behind the scenes over the past couple of seasons.

Berardi has described the supporters as ‘incredible’ suggesting they have a serious role to play as the club looks to move forward.

“The fans have been incredible because there have been 25,000 every week and 2,000, 3,000 when we’re away - It’s a great motivation and I love it,” he said.

The fans are going to need to get right behind the team from the first competitive match of next season because it’s a very important campaign for the side.

Uwe Rosler is embarking on life as the club’s head coach and it’s important that he moves the side forward and gets the team off to a good start when the Championship returns in August.

The fans can help to inspire the players when they are performing well and can also help the team when results aren’t going as planned, which will lead to increased pressure over the manager.

A settled situation is something that the majority of fans will be coveting considering the frequent managerial changes, which have been made since Massimo Cellino arrived at the club as owner.

If Rosler gets the team playing well, the fans will respond and the club can focus on competing in that fight for a top six place.

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