Pontus Jansson left Leeds United in a surprise move in the summer 2019 transfer window. Looking shellshocked as he posed for his signing pictures with Brentford, the defender then had to watch his former club push on to get promotion in his first campaign without them.
His aim will now be to help Brentford get promotion to the Premier League, so they can join Marcelo Bielsa’s side in the elite competition.
So far this season he’s only managed to make 16 Championship appearances, held back by a hamstring injury and then further frustrated by ankle surgery in January of this year.
Now in his fifth season in English football, Jansson has been speaking to a Swedish podcast about his Leeds United and Brentford experiences. Part of the chat was about a Huddersfield Town supporter once trying to hit him with a beer bottle, luckily not managing to make the connection.
Fotbollskanalen quote the 30-year-old as saying: “It was in that match the first time it happened, I was on my way to the bus in Leeds after we lost to them. I have to blame myself too, it was not like I was backing down. I was also cheeky back, I have to blame myself. But with age, I would not do the same thing now, I want to represent both myself and my club in a better way.
“It has happened twice against Huddersfield. They attacked me outside the arena once in Leeds and once in Brentford. You have so much adrenaline, it is clear that it could have been dangerous. Every now and then there was a beer bottle they attacked me with…”
Asked if there was a scuffle, Jansson said: “No no. He was probably a couple of beers in, so he missed when he swung (laughs). It was fine.”