Leeds United forward Jay Roy Grot has told the Dutch media he lost his confidence whilst playing for the Championship side.
The 21 year old is currently on loan with VVV and is enjoying an impressive season with the Dutch side.
Speaking to Voetbalzone, Grot was asked about his call up the Netherlands U21 side: “I had lost a bit of my confidence in England. At VVV I’ve noticed I’m getting better. And this selection also gives me a boost. That’s nice. I am going to do my best here. It would be nice if I could stay in it.”
Signed by Thomas Christiansen last year Grot failed to make an impact in his debut season for Leeds United, scoring just one goal in 20 games for the English club.
Since returning to his home country in the summer the attacker has grown in confidence and has been a key player in VVV’s climb up the table.
His performances in recent weeks have earned him his first call up the Dutch U21 side and it seems Leeds United now have a decision to make with regards to Grot next summer.
Should he continue to improve then a future with the Whites remains possible.
Shortly after leaving Elland Road on the loan deal, Grot made it clear to the Dutch media that he’d struggled with the pressure at Leeds: “My self-confidence became less, my game too. Suddenly I had a hard time keeping up with the pace. I flew from front to back and from left to right, gasping for breath. I am someone who is very critical. I’m very strict with myself.
“Trainers and teammates continued to support me, and there were also supporters who said: ‘He’s young and you still have to get used to him, give him time’. But they were drowned out by whistling people in the stadium, by hateful Twitterers. It was also me, if ten people are positive and one negative, then the words of that one will remain.”