Leeds midfielder Lewis Cook reflects on his outstanding strike against Fulham

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The Leeds United youngster continues to impress in the middle of the park.

Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook has been speaking to the club’s official website about the goal he scored in Tuesday evening’s 1-1 draw with Fulham.

The 19-year-old equalised after Tom Cairney had continued his fine recent form in front of goal for the Cottagers, putting them ahead in the 17th minute.

Cairney’s goal was a fine volley but Cook bettered it shortly before half-time when he found the net with a 35-yard effort that spoke volumes about the youngster’s talent and confidence.

Unfortunately for Leeds they were unable to go on to win the game and they continue to draw matches at an alarming rate; but Cook was understandably pleased with his effort.

Speaking to leedsunited.com, the midfielder said, “I just got the ball, turned and thought I’d have a shot.

“I think I should have had a shot earlier but passed the ball. I’m trying to shoot a bit more and I hope I can score a few more. I’ve done quite a lot of shooting in training because I still think I need to improve with my final ball and end product.”

It is refreshing to hear that despite his innate ability and regular place in Leeds’ starting line-up that Cook knows there are areas of his game that he still needs to work on.

Too many young players feel they have made it before they have achieved anything; however Cook is the real deal and in time he has everything required to become a Leeds legend.

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