The lack of club football for Leeds since the defeat to Brentford might be frustrating, but has come with the silver lining of the fact that injuries are letting up significantly.
Danish right-back Rasmus Kristensen’s struggles at the start of the season weren’t helped by his minor setback prior to the trip to Brentford, seeing him miss out in that game.
It was reported that he would be missing for a maximum of three weeks, while the club have seen the next two fixtures postponed in the Premier League.
He has since been called up to the Denmark national side for this round of Nations League games, suggesting he is actually returning to full fitness.
Now, the player has been speaking about his fitness, where he had this to say (quoted via BT):
“I’m completely ready. The last Leeds game was over two weeks ago, so I am completely ready [to play for Denmark].”
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This is a major boost for us heading into this international break, where we could see him put in a performance befitting of what we’ve expected from him.
He hasn’t started his Premier League campaign in the greatest fashion, but this could be just the boost he needs to get up to speed.
The physicality of the league seems to be catching him out, and I am confident he will adjust to that with time.
Perhaps the confidence to actually back himself is what is needed, because we know there is a good player there, it’s just not coming out.