July 16, 2024

BEEN GROWING: Daniel Farke says £4m Leeds United player has improved so much in..
Been growing': Daniel Farke says £4m Leeds United player has improved so  much in training

A £4m signing from Werder Bremen in the summer, Gruev has had to wait for a chance. Only two starts before the turn of the year. But then, two league starts in a row, with injuries in the middle of defence.

Wins over both Cardiff City and then Preston, have seen Gruev not only start – but last the entire 90 minutes. Ethan Ampadu is deputising for the injured Pascal Struijk in defence, given Gruev a chance.

He’s grabbing it with both hands and having starred in the last two league games, Gruev earned praise in Tuesday’s press conference on the club’s YouTube. Farke praised the Leeds star’s hard-working ethic.

Both behind the scenes – as the first one in and the last one out – and, that he covers more distance than any other player on the pitch, teammates and opposition. He is starting to prove his £4m price tag.

“No one covers more distance. Solid, reliable, rare mistakes in possession, good on the ball, disciplined, professional, top work ethic. If you are like this on the pitch, you can imagine he is like this off of it.

“From the first day, humble, modest, down to earth, hard working, patient. The first one in and the last one out. Always wanted extra work, he is one of the most-professional players i have ever worked with.”

 

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