Jack Harrison outlines Leeds United's Premier League ambition despite feeling Elland Road pride

Leeds United are enjoying an impressive debut Premier League season under Marcelo Bielsa.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 4:30 pm
Leeds United winger Jack Harrison. Pic: Getty

Jack Harrison believes Leeds United should be proud of their Premier League season but still harbour hopes of a top half finish.

The Whites made it back-to-back wins in the top flight last weekend with a 2-1 Elland Road victory over Sheffield United.

Marcelo Bielsa's men sit 11th in the standings and are enjoying a strong first term back in England's elite after 16 years away from the spotlight.

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Leeds have won 13 of their 30 games so far, sitting level on points with Arsenal, and have become the new entertainers in the division - finding the back of the net on 47 occasions while conceding on 48 times.

The LS11 outfit have earned plaudits from supporters and pundits alike for the intense style and no fear attacking football they have brought to the Premier League.

United - while not yet mathematically safe - are 16 points clear of the drop zone with eight games remaining and are firmly looking up the table rather than down.

"I think we can be happy with how the season has gone so far," Harrison said.

"I think there will be a lot of proud Leeds fans out there. We're always going to be ambitious as a team and keep pushing for as many points as we can get, so we will be doing that until the end of the season.

"It would be great for us to finish in the top half of the table. We're going to push as high as we can get and you'll see that week in and week out."

Harrison bagged his seventh league goal of the season against the Blades in LS11, having also recorded five assists overall and played a role in the winning own goal during the Yorkshire derby.

The winger has endured a tough couple of months after being dropped from Bielsa's line-up amid a loss of form and sought help away from the game in the form of a psychologist.

Harrison added: "It’s just a change of perspective - for some players when maybe you are going through a bit of a rough patch and you know you’re doing everything you can, but it’s just not working.

"I think you have to try a few alternative solutions and that was one of the things that I found has helped me. I would recommend it to anyone.

"I said to myself at the start of the season I'd like to get 10 goals if I can - it's not unreasonable. I'm going to keep pushing for that and hopefully I can help the team out with more goals."