Leeds United playmaker Samu Saiz has declared his burning desire to take the club back to the Premier League.
The Spaniard has been Leeds’ outstanding performer over the course of the first 16 games of the new season, scoring eight goals in all competitions.
Thomas Christiansen’s men had a bright start to the campaign but have slipped back to 10th place in the Championship table after a fourth successive defeat at the weekend when they went down to Brentford.
That defeat has left the Whites three points off the play-offs as they look for a return to England’s top flight after 13 years away.
Saiz, however, is confident of an upturn and form and is desperate to give the fans the ultimate dream.
He told the Yorkshire Evening Post (via Marca): “After 13 seasons out of the Premier, they would remember it here for years.”
“The main objective is to climb, it would be incredible to ascend. Leeds, even if it is in second (division), is a great club with a lot of history.
“In Elland Road there are always 40,000 people cheering us and out of the house (away) they travel almost 5,000. The stage is crazy, amazing, they keep cheering and they are always singing to me, every time they sing to me the song they have made, they make my hair stand on end.”
Saiz has been outstanding since joining the club for a fee in the region of £3million in the summer and has praised the club’s Football Director, Victor Orta, for bringing him to Elland Road.
“Víctor Orta was following me for a long time and every player likes to feel loved,” added Saiz.
As for which position he prefers to play in, haviong been used out wide or as a number 10, his answer was pretty clear.
“I’m not a big guy. I’m a very cheeky player, I’m not afraid, I always try to do what comes to mind. I’d say I’m very colorful, my game is quite vertical, I always look forward, on the left wing getting in, with freedom, but I prefer to play as a play-maker: you participate more in the game.
“I always try to improve myself, my goal is to help the team with so many goals and passes.”