Some Leeds United fans on social media have been reacting to Lewis Bate’s debut performance as he turned out in United’s colours for the first time.
The midfielder joined from Chelsea earlier this month, and now he’s finally been given his first chance to turn out for his new club.
As you can imagine, the 18-year-old’s first game came for the U23s, and while the young side weren’t able to get a win on Friday evening, Bate impressed.
The midfielder gave away a penalty not long after coming on, but he grew in confidence as the match progressed, and it it weren’t for a poor bit of finishing from Max Dean, he’d have had an assist on his debut.
Bate looks set to have a big future at Leeds, and there have even been reports of him getting a shot in the first-team this season, and based on fan reaction to his debut performance, supporters want to see more from him.
Here’s what Leeds supporters have been saying online…
Pleased to be back at football after so long, Summerville we HAVE to keep he’s a ridiculous talent. Bate looked solid on his debut, Jenkins and cresswell really good as well #lufc pic.twitter.com/Y21nl78eFG
— Tom💙💛 (@Tkmcnamara) July 30, 2021
What a nugget well done bate played well
— mattyleeds…MOT (@MattyTricker) July 30, 2021
Thought Bate looked quite good and felt for him with the penalty call. Can definitely see the difference between academy and pro football though right there. Summerville class again I thought. Roll on tomorrow. Also don’t listen to the “bielsa out” crew #mot #lufc
— Tom Lees (@Tom_Lees44) July 30, 2021
Lewis bate looks sharp. Dont get too on ya high horse about any of the friendly results. They mean nothing its just for fitness and game time #LUFC
— Craig Brodie (@caggybrodie) July 30, 2021
Bate also looks really classy for an 18 year old #lufc
— ℓιαм нσggιηѕ (@Chickxn23) July 30, 2021
Bate looking to grab this game by the scruff. Looks a player.
— Tj (@LufcTj93) July 30, 2021