Many Leeds fans will have been watching Wales defeat Belarus on Sunday in the hopes of watching new winger Dan James have an impact on the game, which he did.
James assisted the winning goal in injury time for Gareth Bale’s hattrick, but one thing Leeds fans will have noticed about their new winger is that he is lightning quick. Like, really, really quick.
But former England defender Lee Dixon has revealed the best way to stop a player such as James from having an impact on the game. “From a defender’s point of view, you have got to stop him getting the ball.” Whilst this may sound easier said than done, Dixon did go into more detail.
“When you put your foot in and you think you have won it, he will knock it past you and because he is so quick, he then extends that.” What Dixon is suggesting here is that since James is so quick on the ball, the best way to negate him is to step in front of him and prevent him from getting the ball under control.
Of course, this also comes with a risk as if you over commit then Leeds have the capability to play the ball in behind, at which point it will be difficult to catch up to the Welshman.
Either way, it is clear that Leeds have a very talented young footballer on their hands in the form of Dan James.