Leeds United summer signing Pontus Jansson has revealed he needed to leave Torino this summer because the coach of the Serie A side didn’t have confidence in his fitness. The 25-year-old has joined the Championship on loan with a right of redemption on the player.

Speaking to the Swedish media, Jansson said Sinisa Mihajlovic and the Torino president weren’t convinced he could last the season because of concerns over his knee.

Jansson admitted these doubts over his fitness did hurt him, but he was adamant his knee would hold up. The Sweden international said in the end he just became angry, and just needed to find another club.

“Mihajlovic and the president were not confident that my knee would hold up for a whole season and I was a little hurt. I worked before and after workouts for a couple of years on my knee, then I get to hear this, then I became angry. The only remedy was to leave and they went along with it,” said the Swede.

Jansson has yet to make his league debut with Leeds United as he works to get back up to full fitness following his move from Torino.