We catch up with a former Whites star.
Following on from talking about his two iconic Premier League goals against Liverpool and Wimbledon, Tony Yeboah also spoke about his time at Leeds United as a whole.
The forward moved to Leeds United from German outfit Eintracht Frankfurt in January 1995 and had a phenomenal goal scoring record during his time at Elland Road.
Yeboah admitted the reception and warm welcome he received from day one by the Leeds support really spurned him on to be a success at the club...
How much did you enjoy your time at Leeds United?
“I was not here too long only two-and-a-half years, but I had a great time with the players and the fans. The fans especially, they were fantastic. I will never forget my first game against Queens Park Rangers. My first touch wasn’t good, but the atmosphere and support was unbelievable. That gave me strength and morale to think and believe this is a place where I can perform. I have to tell the Leeds fans they are fantastic, they are super fans. Maybe without them I would not be where I am today.”
The atmosphere they create at games is just unbelievable isn’t it?
“The fans and the club deserve to be back in the Premier League, as they have the qualities, a fantastic stadium and fantastic management. We are all keeping our fingers crossed that Leeds can come back to the Premier League.”
Other than the two goals and your debut, is there anything else that really stands out from your time at Leeds?
“It’s very difficult to go back and think of a certain moment as I scored a lot of important goals. For me the fans were the reason I performed so well, they were unbelievable and they helped me a lot and I can only say thank you to the Leeds fans.”
Finally, how much did you enjoy coming back to Leeds for the club’s centenary celebrations?
“It was fantastic! It was so nice to see my former teammates and the legends as well. It had been a long time since I’d been back to Leeds, so I was very grateful and very honoured to be there.”
If you missed part 1 of Tony Yeboah’s interview CLICK HERE.