Crysencio Summerville claims that as soon as relegation was official in May, he had the desire to take over as Leeds United’s captain.
Although it was anticipated that the 22-year-old would leave Leeds during the summer, he chose to stay, and his performances have since increased.
Only Sammie Szmodics and Adam Armstrong have contributed more goals to the Championship thus far this season, with six assists and nine goals respectively. This is a remarkable accomplishment for a winger.
However, Summerville claims that since being relegated, which represented a shift in his “mindset,” this is precisely what he wanted to do in an interview with the Official Leeds United Podcast.
“I speak with people a lot, but I set the tone for myself,” he stated. “All right, Cree, you have to grow and be the best version of yourself.” Now that I’m twenty-two, something has to change.
“I have standards and objectives for myself. I want to lead Leeds United and help my teammates advance the team. After we went down, I realized that this was just the beginning. More is on the way.
Summerville Leeds’ principal figure
In the summer, Summerville appeared to be headed for the exit, but evidently, things were never as simple as some articles suggested.
Speaking recently, Summerville claims that it became obvious that staying at Leeds would be best for him after speaking with his agent fairly early in the window.
Daniel Farke also made sure he stayed when he arrived, seeing right away that he had the makings of Elland Road’s main man.
Several Premier League clubs turned down Summerville’s interest, as he was determined to win back the championship with Leeds.
If he maintains this level of play for the remainder of the season, hopefully Leeds won’t have any trouble holding onto him during the January transfer window.