'We can compete with the best' - Pascal Struijk on Leeds United point proved in 'unlucky' Chelsea draw

PASCAL Struijk said Leeds United's performance against Chelsea showed that the Whites can compete with the best.

By Lee Sobot
Sunday, 14th March 2021, 12:22 pm
Updated Sunday, 14th March 2021, 12:26 pm

High-flying Chelsea arrived at Elland Road on a 12-game unbeaten run in league and cup and having gone 517 minutes without conceding a goal.

That run was extended as part of a goalless draw in West Yorkshire in which both sides were denied by the crossbar as part of chances for both sides to win the game.

Struijk felt that United could have counted themselves unlucky not to take a victory but the centre-back said Leeds had illustrated their potential against the division's best sides.

PROVING A POINT: Leeds United centre-back Pascal Struijk, right, in Saturday's goalless draw against Chelsea at Elland Road. Photo by Bruce Rollinson.

"If we can get a point, and we're unlucky not to get three, it shows we can compete with the best," said Struijk, speaking to LUTV.

“We’ll take a point against a very good side like them.

“They’ve been on a good run and it’s good for us to, not slow them down but get a point out of this game.

"Chelsea are good playing out and they made us defend a lot harder than usual.

"But we are really happy with the point."

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