Leeds fans react on Twitter as Thomas Christiansen suggests Felix Wiedwald is one of Championship's best

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham,...

Some Leeds United supporters were surprised to hear Thomas Christiansen heap such praise on goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

Leeds fans have been reacting on Twitter to comments that Thomas Christiansen made during his press conference ahead of the Whites' clash with Norwich on Saturday that Felix Wiedwald is one of the best goalkeepers in the Championship - and it is certainly an interesting response.

Wiedwald arrived in the summer and has certainly divided opinion amongst Leeds fans. Under pressure from the get-go after replacing Rob Green as the Whites' number one - and being so highly thought of by the hierarchy that they were prepared to let Green move to Huddersfield before the summer window closed - the German has not exactly managed to win all of his doubters over.

Leeds United's German goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald looks to release the ball during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester City and Leeds United at King Power...

An early run of six consecutive clean sheets did not see the former Werder Bremen man receive a huge amount of praise as many felt that the defence were to thank for that sensational run of results.

And when he was tested more often, the cracks started to appear with a number of mistakes seeing him dropped for Andy Lonergan - who similarly struggled to keep mistakes out of his game and was soon dropped to allow Wiedwald to return.

Leeds goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

It seemed to going fine for the 27-year-old following his return - though there were still doubts as he, once again, had little to do - until the win over QPR last weekend when the home side's goal saw Wiedwald commit another terrible mistake when a seemingly harmless ball was played into the box and ended up in the net. 

He would then make a tremendous save to deny Rangers an equaliser before Kemar Roofe made the points safe, and no-one really suspected that Christiansen was going to make another change between the sticks for the clash with the Canaries - but few expected the claim that the Leeds boss would make during his press conference.

As reported by Leeds Live, the Dane suggested to reporters that he felt that Wiedwald was actually one of the divisions' best goalkeepers - and that prompted plenty of discussion on social media.

While many Leeds fans are convinced that Christiansen is wrong, there are a significant number of fans who have either defended Wiedwald or even suggested that Christiansen is right and the stopper can prove that he is one of the best in the Championship.

Here is the best of the mixed reaction...

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