Courtney Sweetman-Kirk has showered heaps of praise on Rasmus Kristensen after he made a crucial tackle in the second half as Leeds United won 2-1 against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
In the 67th minute when the scoreline was still 1-1, Wolves had a great chance to take advantage. They were dominating the game at that time.
Rayan Ait-Nouri looked like he would get into a one-v-one position in the box, but the Whites’ right-back produced a magnificent tackle to deny the opportunity.
He swung his leg and got the ball. It was a vital tackle, and Sweetman-Kirk, who also works for Sky Sports, was full of praise for the Leeds summer signing.
“What a brilliant tackle there Absolutely fantastic. Look at that, he turned it into perfection,” said Sweetman-Kirk on the Premier League world feed.
It was a brilliant debut for the 25-year-old Danish defender.
Kristensen was involved in an incident in the first half, where he contested a long ball with Wolves keeper Jose Sa, who connected with the Danish international.
The Leeds defender was knocked cold for a few seconds, and his teammates demanded a penalty which was turned down.
It was a strange decision as the referee should have checked the incident himself and reconsidered his call.
Kristensen will be very delighted with the effort he has put in. He also delivered a brilliant Patrick Bamford, but it was too heavy for the England striker.
This has been a massive summer for the Whites where they lost two important players in Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha. The team needed to start positively, and they did just enough to pick up a victory here in their opening game.
These are early days, and once the new players spend more time on the pitch, they will get even better.