Pontus Jansson breaks silence over Leeds United's play-off heartbreak

Pontus Jansson has spoken out for the first time since Leeds United's Championship play-off defeat to Derby County.

Monday, 20th May 2019, 6:10 pm
Leeds United's Pontus Jansson at Elland Road following the defeat.

The 28-year-old posted a message to the United support on his personal Instagram account following the end of the Whites campaign last week.

Marcelo Bielsa's side fell to a 4-3 aggregate defeat to the Rams on Wednesday evening at Elland Road, which brought dreams of a return to the Premier League to an abrupt end under the Argentine.

Jansson, who was seen slumped next to the advertising boards at Elland Road following the loss, played no part in either leg against Frank Lampard's side after picking up an ankle injury.

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Gaetano Berardi stepped in during the Swede's absence at Pride Park before he returned to the bench in LS11 but the defender was an unused substitute.

"It shouldn’t end like that," Jansson wrote.

"Still don’t understand it today how it all could end so quickly.

"We gave all every single day and deserved more but sometimes you don’t get what you deserve.

"I’m proud of my club, team-mates and fans that we never gave up.

"Thanks for all support and all the efforts during the year."