Thomas Christiansen praises Leeds United goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald

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.

Leeds United won in the Championship at the weekend.

Felix Wiedwald, goalkeeper of Bremen saves the ball during the penalty shoot-out after the pre-season final match between SV Werder Bremen and Valencia CF as part of the Audi Quattro Cup...

Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen has suggested to Leeds Live that he was pleased with the performance of Felix Wiedwald against Norwich City at the weekend.

Wiedwald made a mistake against Queens Park Rangers earlier this month, but it did not prevent Leeds from winning the Championship game 3-1 away from home at Loftus Road in London.

The German goalkeeper, who joined the Whites in the summer transfer window, retained his place in the starting lineup against Norwich at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.

Felix Wiedwald of SV Werder Bremen during the Betway Cup match between West Ham Utd and SV Werder Bremen at Boleyn Ground on August 2, 2015 in London, England.

Leeds head coach Christiansen was impressed with the performance of the 27-year-old against Norwich at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon, as the home team won 1-0.

"Well, Felix has improved a lot,” Christiansen told Leeds Live when asked about Wiedwald’s performance. "And he also showed his character because after the QPR, the mistake he made, he saved the team.

"And today he went out, he made very good saves and another clean sheet on his account so he may be one of the best goalkeepers in this league referring to the clean sheets.”

Christiansen has also explained his decision to bring on central defender Matthew Pennington on 85 minutes in place of attacker Pawel Cibicki and told BBC Radio Leeds: “Well, to defend the result. When you have won the game inside 80 minutes, you cannot win more points than three.”

APOEL's headcoach Thomas Christiansen looks on during the UEFA Champions League group stages play-off football match between Cyprus' APOEL Nicosia and Denmark's FC Copenhagen on August 24,...

Wiedwald is a good goalkeeper who has made mistakes at times this season, and it is great of head coach Christiansen to keep faith in him.

The Leeds boss needs to show the German that he has faith in him, and that he backs him to recover from poor performances.

The West Yorkshire outfit are very much in the race for a place in the top six of the Championship this season.

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