Felix Wiedwald jokes about QPR mistake; comments on Leeds fans singing his name

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...

Felix Wiedwald is trying to prove himself after a difficult start to life with Leeds United.

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.

Felix Wiedwald has joked with LUTV that his mistake last week at Queens Park Rangers was down to it being too dark at Loftus Road and the fact that he left his lenses at home - and suggested that he hopes to give something back to the fans after they chanted his name during Leeds' win over Norwich on Saturday.

It has been a mixed start to life at Elland Road for the goalkeeper. His record on paper, as Thomas Christiansen has recently suggested, is up there with most in the Championship this season, but he has previously been dropped and has come in for criticism for a handful of mistakes during the campaign.

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...

He recently returned to the side and looked to be in a much better place with a string of much more assured performances - but a mistake in the win over QPR last weekend saw questions once again asked about his reliability. 

But after a much better performance in the win over the Canaries on Saturday - during which, he made a number of impressive saves - he was able to take a light-hearted view regarding the mistake at Loftus Road. 

Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on November 4, 2017 in Brentford, England.

"Last week was too dark and too late. I left my lenses at home. Today I wore my lenses. It was a nice game, I made a lot of saves and I played very well," he told LUTV.

It certainly appears that the Elland Road faithful are willing to Wiedwald to really come good, and that was made evident when they were chanting his name after one of his saves against Norwich. And the 27-year-old suggested that he was grateful for the support.

"Yeah I heard it. It was nice to hear. I hope I did a good job today and I will give something back to this crowd," he went on to add.

In fairness to Wiedwald, the 1-0 win over Norwich was his eighth clean sheet of the season in just 15 league appearances - which is an incredibly impressive record given that most of the keepers around him in that particular table have played at least 20 games this term. 

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