Leeds United striker Chris Wood has backed himself to be a hit in the Premier League, according to a report by the Sun.
The in form Leeds striker has smashed in 19 goals this term, and ahead of a crucial game with Sheffield Wednesday today, he was speaking to the Sun about the promotion race and following in the footsteps of the likes of Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy.
Wood said: ‘Harry Kane has had a manager in Pochettino who has backed him from day one and he’s worked so hard under him. Vardy had the same at Leicester with Nigel Pearson and then Claudio Ranieri.
Wood clearly feels he is in a similar position under Garry Monk, with the former Swansea City manager showing Wood the kind of support and confidence which all strikers thrive on.
When asked if Wood feels if he could follow in the footsteps of those mentioned strikers and perform in the Premier League, he commented;
‘I’d like to think that. It’s one of the key components to why the team and I are playing well — having that belief from the manager and from the team as well. It gives you an air of confidence.’
Leeds will be hoping to cement a place in the playoff’s when they welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Elland Road today in what is a crucial game. Leeds ran out 2-1 winners in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, and will be hoping for a repeat of that today.
Leeds fans, what do you think to this news? Is Wood the man to take you into the future? Let us know in the comments!