Leeds United rounded off their pre-season campaign with an encouraging 1-1 draw against the Serie A side.
Once again, it looks to be the young players in Leeds’ ranks who have arguably provided the biggest positive coming out of pre-season, with plenty of fans lauding Mateusz Bogusz on Twitter following the Whites’ draw with Cagliari on Saturday.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side’s summer concluded with a 1-1 draw in Sardinia, with Pablo Hernandez equalising from the penalty spot after the Serie A side had broken the deadlock early on in the first-half.
There were moments of concern – particularly at the back – but Leeds definitely held their own against top flight opposition, and will have plenty to be optimistic about heading into Sunday’s Championship curtain-raiser against Bristol City.
And one of the players who must have an outside chance of featuring at Ashton Gate is Bogusz after he was given another 25 minutes to impress in Italy as he replaced countryman Mateusz Klich.
Some fans noted that it was not long enough for the 17-year-old to make a major impact. But plenty on social media felt that Bogusz staked a further claim to have a first-team role this season after showing further glimpses of his quality.
Several supporters are drooling over his potential as he did not look at all out of place once again. And the fans are praising the club for unearthing what looks to be an incredibly talented prospect.
Here is how some of the fans reacted to Bogusz’s performance in Leeds’ final pre-season game…
I like Davies improved & developed like Strujik Stevens Odour McCalmont massively over past 12mths …Bogusz Potential is absolutely ridiculous he’ll be ahead of Forshaw & potentially even Klich by Christmas— Benny (@BennyTaylsLUFC) July 27, 2019
No one mentioned White looked composed and has real potential . Beradi NO . Bamford cant play as a lone striker . Davis played well as did Kiko. Bogusz is a real find . Lots of positives amongst the 2 teams who played today— David selby (@elland1964) July 27, 2019
Last season lots of goals scored from open play when we’d have about half a doz int box, including both full backs. Costa Roofe Pabs attacking. The lad Bogusz looks SO good too!!!— Keep fighting (@sam51h) July 27, 2019
Thought we played some decent stuff vs decent opposition yep it’s only preseason etc but was good workout. Bogusz is a special player … White & Davies grew into the game.— Benny (@BennyTaylsLUFC) July 27, 2019
You can tell Bogusz is going to be some player, he’s only 17…— lee gammage ☮ (@leegammage) July 27, 2019
He’s going to be some player that bogusz— Gavin Holmstrom (@Gavalar_H_87) July 27, 2019
Proper big fan of Bogusz me— Bielsa Ball (@BallBielsa) July 27, 2019
Could be a very handy impact sub over the course of the season
Bogusz is so strong gonna be some player #lufc— Jordan Townend (@PLATINUMnotGREY) July 27, 2019