Leeds United’s failure of making the play-offs this year has undoubtedly been a disappointing reality for their fans to digest. At one point they looked certain to fight it out for Premier League promotion come the end of the season. However, it just wasn’t meant to be this time around.
It isn’t all bleak, however. In Garry Monk they have one of the best young British managers around, along with player such as Gaetano Berardi, who has become something of a cult hero amongst the Leeds faithful.
Not only does he seem to genuinely care about the club, his no-nonsense defending style makes him easy to get behind. This was evident when during Leeds’ 3-3 draw against Norwich. Whilst Norwich defender Mitchell Dijks looked to pick a fight with Berardi, the latter held his own and didn’t back down from his larger opponent.
Check out Berardi’s reaction below: