Leeds United defender Tom Pearce took to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction after producing an impressive display against Aston Villa on Friday night at Villa Park.
The 19-year-old made his second Championship appearance for the Whites and he made a strong impression on the supporters with an assured display. He played the full 90 minutes, and was one of the top performers, earning plaudits from his manager Paul Heckingbottom as well after the game.
Pearce has praised the travelling fans on Twitter, and Leeds fans on social media have responded to his tweet to let him know that he was brilliant during the game, and that they want to see more from him in the coming games.
— Tom Pearce (@Tompearce98) April 14, 2018
Here are some of the best reactions from the Leeds fans:
Well played Tom ?⚽???, can’t wait to see you in first team next season #MOT xx
— SUSAN SMITH 1 (@SmithLeedsUtd) April 14, 2018
MOTM for me – should be proud of your performance lad
— Nathan (@1NTKNM1) April 14, 2018
Very solid performance Tom. Looking forward to you being a regular if you keep up that kind of performance. Well done ?
— Richard Wilson (@Richard91059525) April 14, 2018
Best player for us last night ??
— Jairstone (@Jairstone) April 14, 2018
Well played last night, with you and ayling at full backs next season we will be strong
— Tom Machin (@thomasmachin2) April 14, 2018
Well done Tom thought you was excellent ?#MOT
— Blake Robson (@blakerobson3) April 14, 2018
Well played Tom, you were great! Keep it up and never lose the passion. X
— Zandra LaPoI (@ZandraLaPoI) April 14, 2018
Villa were dominant throughout the game, and the credit must go to Leeds defenders for keeping the scoreline respectable. The youngster had 60 touches, made 10 clearances, won three tackles and made three interceptions during the game.
In the first half, a barrage of crosses got in from his side but he dealt with them superbly. In the second half, he got more chances to get forward, and put in a couple of good crosses. Leeds fans will be hoping that he plays every game for the rest of the season.