Pontus Jansson scored for Leeds United in the Championship at the weekend.

Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that he feels that he is in much better form and shape that he was a couple of weeks ago.

Jansson made the comments following his superb performance in the Championship game between Leeds and Norwich City at the weekend.

The Sweden international central defender produced a brilliant performance at Elland Road, as the Whites won 1-0.

The 26-year-old was a rock at the back for the West Yorkshire outfit and also scored the only goal of the match on 41 minutes.

Jansson, who joined Leeds on a season-long loan deal from Torino in the summer of 2016 and made the move permanent in the summer of 2017 for a fee reported by The Yorkshire Evening Post to be worth £3.5 million, has noted that his former has improved over the past couple of weeks.

“Personally I feel much better, in much better shape and in much better form than a couple of weeks ago,” Jansson told The Yorkshire Evening Post.

“It was a strange start to the season for me, I was suspended for the first two games and I came in a bit later than the others for pre-season because of my marriage and the national games I had with Sweden.

“I had some small injuries. It was a messy start. But since the Middlesbrough game and after the international break when I went to the World Cup with Sweden, I came back with another feeling. I’m getting better every week I think and this was a good performance.”

Leeds have received from their slump in form and are back in the running for the Championship playoffs.

Given the form that Thomas Christiansen’s side are in at the moment, one should not be surprised if they finish the year in the top six.


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