Ronaldo Vieira made his return to Leeds United first-team action yesterday against Bristol City.
Ronaldo Vieira has told BBC Radio Leeds that he was frustrated at not being included in Leeds United’s first-team, but he is delighted to be back now .
Vieira was handed his first league start for Leeds against Bristol City yesterday, and his performance was brilliant.
The youngster helped the Whites to pick up a highly impressive 3-0 victory at Ashton Gate.
Leeds scored twice through Samuel Saiz and Pierre-Michel Lasogga completed the scoring late on.
It was Vieira who earned the most praise though, after making a highly impressive return to Leeds’ first-team.
And the 18-year-old midfielder said: “Obviously I was a bit frustrated, and that’s normal when you’re not playing. But I’m happy to be back out there.
“I’ve no idea [if I’ll stay in the team]. I want to play every game, but it’s just whatever - it depends on who we are playing and whether we’ll be on the ball more. It depends on the gaffer’s tactics, and I thought they were brilliant today.”
Vieira was one of Leeds’ star players last term, and it has been a major surprise that Christiansen hasn’t played him regularly this term.
Christiansen has tended to prefer Kalvin Phillips and Eunan O’Kane as his midfield duo, with Vieira having to make do with a very limited amount of appearances.
Leeds’ victory over Bristol City has helped them regain some momentum, after a worrying run of three straight defeats.
The Whites are currently in fourth place in the Championship table, and they are still within touching distance of the automatic promotion spaces.
Vieira could feature again for Leeds in their next match, which comes against Leicester City in the League Cup on Tuesday.