New Leeds United striker Marcus Antonsson comments on positional change, club ambitions

Swansea manager Garry Monk

The Swedish striker is happy with the coaching appointments at the club.

Swansea manager Garry MonkGarry Monk

Leeds United’s new striker Marcus Antonsson has been discussing his early life at the club. The Swede became the club’s first summer signing earlier this summer and has now been getting down to work in pre-season.

Swansea manager Garry Monk and assistant manager Josep Clotet (L)Garry Monk and assistant manager Josep Clotet

Speaking to Barometern in his homeland he spoke about how tough pre-season was and how he felt playing a slightly different role during his debut against Shelbourne this week:

“We were divided into two teams, quite evenly divided. I played a little bit different, as the 10 behind Chris Wood. A little more involved in the build-up play but could still come into play. Still think it felt good.

“It's been tough, lot of intervals and focus on the physical, especially in the gym, not so much strength. The feeling is always tough before, you think life sucks, but always nice after.”

Leeds United's Chris WoodLeeds United's Chris Wood

Antonsson was certainly used to playing more in the number nine role during his time at previous club Kalmar.

He then went on to discuss the new coaching team of Garry Monk and Pep Clotet, with whom he previously worked at Swedish club Halmstads.

He believes their appointment shows the true ambition of the club:

“Great, great. I have been well looked after and I firmly believe in what we have going on.

“Coaching team has experience in the Premier League and it shows that we have high ambitions.”

Leeds United’s Lewis Cook scores their first goalFormer Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook

Leeds have been rocked by the departure of Lewis Cook this summer, after his move to Bournemouth, however there is optimism around the club after several other good transfer dealings – both in and out of the club.

Antonsson is clearly buying into the new project and Leeds fans will hope that the club can finally enjoy a period of stability going forward.

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