Pontus Jansson says Leeds expect a tough test at Sheffield Wednesday
Last Updated: 29/09/17 4:51pm
Pontus Jansson says Leeds need to perform "like 11 animals" against Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday at Hillsborough.
Leeds were beaten at Cardiff last weekend but remain third in the table ahead of the 12.15pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports football, while Wednesday have slipped to 14th after back-to-back defeats.
Jansson thinks himself and his team-mates need to be ready to face a fired-up home team this weekend.
Jansson said: "We have to go out there like 11 animals and prepare for a war, because that's what it's going to be.
"Everyone wants to beat us. Leeds is a team that a lot of people hate in this country.
"There is more pressure on them, because they have started bad. But we have now lost to two physical teams and that is something we have to work on.
"I had a belief from the first day I came here to take this club to the Premier League. I still believe it."
Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen has called on his players to back up Jansson's strong words with a resolute performance.
"If the players only say this, then it doesn't mean anything," said the Leeds boss.
"They (Wednesday) come from two defeats so they play at home and they need three points. It is a must for them.
"They have an important budget and they showed last season that they are a top team."