Bamba was recently confirmed as another summer addition for Leeds head coach Uwe Rosler and he’s made a statement, which plenty of other players in the Leeds squad would do well to emulate over the coming months.
“I need to kick-on – it’s good that the contract has been sorted out – but now I need to get on with my football and try to do the best thing as an individual and as a team,” he told leedsunited.com.
Bamba the leader
Bamba is a player that Rosler could urge to become a real leader in the side.
He’s got some experience of playing for the club and he plays in a position where he’s well placed to offer guidance and advice over the best way for the side to setup.
He can issue instructions when he sees things developing, which contradict Rosler’s game plan and he’s also an approachable figure, which is important because Leeds have a predominantly young squad of players.
It’s also significant that he buys into the idea of doing the best thing for the team, which should help to improve team spirit and morale.
Lead by example
If Rosler makes him a leader in the team, he seems to have the determination to lead by example.
Younger players will look up to him and if they see him constantly questioning himself and trying to find ways to improve, it should inspire them to try and do the same whatever level they are training or playing at.