Leeds United news RECAP: Roy Hodgson on Whites; FIFA president sends warning
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Last updated: Sunday, 12 April, 2020, 18:07
- Whites legend Norman Hunter in hospital battling coronavirus.
- United's season indefinitely suspended in global fight against COVID-19.
Roy has been impressed...
Confidence from the skipper
A firm stance from the FIFA president
Luke is now looking at the even longer term!
Whites keeping Palace boss Roy Hodgson entertained
Speaking to Palace's website, Hodgson said: "I’ve finally got round to watching several interesting documentaries from various football clubs. I watched Manchester City’s All or Nothing, then Leeds United’s Take Us Home which I very much enjoyed. I found a Maradona documentary, then caught up with the one done some while ago with QPR’s Four Year Plan, which was a bit of a debacle! Now I’m halfway through Sunderland ‘til I Die.”
Barry Douglas opens up
Speaking on the Talking Shutt podcast, Whites left back Barry Douglas has opened up about just how tough it has been at Leeds recovering from his knee injury but how ultimately that has proved a good thing for him as a person in the long run. “For me, it’s probably been the most difficult time in my career. " said Douglas. “It’s been challenging. Because of the intensity and the workload my body was just giving up every time I came back. I just couldn’t seem to get a run free from injuries and niggles. But it’s definitely helped me grow as a person. I’ve had to deal with that mentally. The knee incident was, touch wood, my first serious injury in my career. I’ve had to learn from that. I went through rehab through summer. I started the season well and then picked up a little injury and since then it’s been hard to get back in. It’s about managing reality and expectations. If you take any tradesmen and tell them you can’t do your work properly for three or four months but then still expect them to be fine and happy every day then that’s not being realistic. That’s probably the bit that gets overshadowed. Footballers are human beings and it’s probably heightened more so when you get injured.”