QPR star Luke Freeman is surprised by Leeds United.

QPR midfielder Luke Freeman has told Talksport he is surprised by Leeds United’s success this season.

Freeman’s QPR take on Leeds at the weekend at Elland Road, looking up at the Whites in the table.

Leeds are in second place, with QPR in 11th, 11 points behind.

Freeman says he did not question the talent in Marcelo Bielsa’s side, but he questioned whether the players were suited to maintain their early season form.

He told Talksport: “They’ve got some unbelievable talent there, but they’ve got quite a lot of foreign players on their books who probably weren’t used to Championship football before this season.

“It’s lovely winning in August and September when the sun is out, but I thought to myself it will be interesting to see how they play in November and December time when you’re playing a thousand games a week.

“I did have an inkling they’d drop off a bit, but they’re still in a very strong position and one of the best teams in the league for sure.”

Freeman’s comments are a bit misguided, about the foreign influence in Leeds’ side.

The spine of their team has a British core, from Bailey-Peacock-Farrell, to Liam Cooper, Kalvin Phillips and Kemar Roofe.

Foreign players like Pontus Jansson and Pablo Hernandez now have multiple seasons in English football and are up to the task.

Samu Saiz and Ezgjan Alioski have certainly lost their early season lustre, but Leeds have so far demonstrated enough quad depth to be able to cope.


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