Eddie Nketiah scored a hat-trick for England u21s and his fellow footballers simply can’t get enough of it.
The 20-year-old, who netted four goals during the latest international break, is yet to start a Championship game for Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season, despite an impressive record off the bench that has seen him net four in eight games – including one in a Yorkshire derby against Barnsley.
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“I am really just trying to do as much as I can,” Nketiah revealed to Sky Sports after England’s victory over Austria on Tuesday.
Bielsa has insisted on starting Patrick Bamford as his sole striker for the opening 11 games of the season, and while his team efforts are clear for all to see, he’s failed to score in his previous six appearances.
Leeds are amongst the lowest scorers in the top half of the table with just 15 goals and worryingly are currently the least prolific side in the top six. It’d hard to argue that a change wouldn’t be needed should they fail to improve in the upcoming tie against Birmingham City – though for Nketiah, preferably a switch will come earlier.
A number of fellow players, including Callum Hudson-Odoi, Alexandre Lacazette, Tyler Roberts and Tammy Abraham, took to his Instagram post following the match…
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Top performance from the boys tonight! Unreal feeling to score a hat-trick for @England ?⚽⚽⚽ #YoungLions