Holland legends voice outrage at therapy of under-fire Leeds United star

Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk has been given a well timed piece of assist from Holland legends Marco van Basten and Ruud Gullit.

The centre-back is within the dock after an incident that noticed Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott undergo a dislocated ankle on Sunday. Struijk received the ball, however his momentum resulted in a tangle of legs with Elliott struggling the freak damage.

And whereas referee Craig Pawson didn’t even blow for a free-kick initially, he then despatched Struijk off as soon as the seriousness of Elliott’s damage got here to gentle.

Leaving the sector on a stretcher, Elliott was taken to Leeds Basic Infirmary, the place his ankle was set. The damage, nonetheless, nonetheless requires surgical procedure and Elliott faces an premature spell on the sidelines.

Revealing the most recent, Reds supervisor Jurgen Klopp mentioned on Tuesday lunchtime: “I spoke to him the evening after the sport already, [mentally] he was in the very best place for that second.

“He took it already, he accepted it already. He knew he can be out for some time.

“Right now he’s in London and can, so far as I do know, most likely have the surgical procedure at present.

“That’s, then, clearly the following step on the best way again. All of us anticipate information from that after the surgical procedure.”

Earlier than Klopp spoke, Elliott made an thrilling triple promise after starting the highway to restoration.

Certainly, {the teenager} additionally already absolved Struijk of any blame.

The great will although was not only one means both. Struijk himself has spoken out to apologise over the damage on Instagram, additionally providing phrases of sympathy to the participant.

As issues stand although, Struijk is dealing with a three-match suspension for the straight purple card he acquired.

And with Diego Llorente choosing up an damage earlier within the match, becoming a member of Robin Koch on the sidelines, Leeds are immediately down to 1 central defender.

Nevertheless, Leeds are more likely to enchantment Struijk’s dismissal.

And his probabilities of a reprieve have been given a well timed carry by Van Basten and Gullit.

Reviewing the match for Dutch TV, the Dutch legends have been each incensed that Struijk noticed purple.

“It’s not reckless,” Gullit informed Ziggo Sport, relayed by De Telegraaf by way of Sport Witness, concerning the incident.

“You’ll be able to clearly see that that is an accident. Why does he get a purple card?” Van Basten added.

Struijk, in the meantime, stays eligible to play for both Holland or Belgium at worldwide stage.

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Diego Llorente gives damage replace

Leeds’ troubles on Sunday have been compounded by an damage sustained by star defender Diego Llorente. He hobbled off within the Thirty third-minute to depart Leeds sweating on one other potential lay-off.

Nevertheless, the Spain defender has eased fears he might face an extended spell on the sidelines.

And whereas he’s uncertain whether or not he might be match to face Newcastle, the Leeds medics can at the very least breathe a sigh of reduction it’s nothing critical.

“Yesterday [Sunday] was a troublesome day because of the defeat at dwelling and the damage,” Llorente mentioned on Instagram.

“However there is no such thing as a time to remorse. It’s time to work tougher than ever.

“Happily, I’ve nothing critical and I might be again quickly. Thanks for all of your assist.”

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