Sol Bamba was a rock when on loan from Palermo for the 2015 portion of the 2014/15 Championship season. After his loan deal was up, Leeds fans were clamouring for the club to sign the powerfull-built Ivorian centreback.

This year Bamba was made club captain by former head coach Uve Rosler but has recently been out of the team recovering from a fractured toe. Now fit and in contention for the cluster of games traditional at the Christmas period, Bamba spoke to TV Yorkshire where he spoke about a number of things including the competition for places, the mood at the club, his feelings behind his impromptu fan sing-a-long and just how he views the importance of the Leeds United fan base.

Three things from Sol Bamba

On the current form of the club and the next steps: “We are on a good run and we want that to carry on.”

When asked about the competition for places in the team: “Oh yeah, I think that’s why we got a good result because, like you said, [there’s] competition for places…that’s what football is about.”

When it was brought up about his singing with the fans and the possibility of a Christmas #1 single: “[laughs]Yeah, well, I think it’s far from it but obviously it was a good moment and obviously I enjoy it. The fans have been brilliant to me since I came in the club.”


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Cynicism turned to optimism but without the woop woops and ringing bells. Leeds United supporter through thick and thin, more thin than anything recently. Write mainly about the Whites but turn my hand to other clubs. Lover of salted crisp sandwiches. Not a hipster.