Sinisterra: ‘I found my place in Leeds and in the national team’


A 2-0 loss to Leicester last night shows how Leeds are struggling to find form in the Premier League this season, but Luis Sinisterra is one of the team’s bright spots. The Colombian winger has responded well in his first few months in the Premier League and already has the support of fans who, in the last game against Leicester questioned manager Jesse Marsch for replacing him. He has three goals and one assist to his name so far in English football.

The 23-year-old spoke to Voetbalzone and assured that he feels very comfortable with the reception he has received from the team where he has already become one of the most notable names . Sinisterra said he was fulfilling his dream of playing in the Premier League and thanks to his form he was also able to play with the Colombian national team. he scored three goals in two games when he was last called up to the team.

“It’s going well. The welcome here in Leeds has been very warm and manager Jesse Marsch immediately expressed his confidence in me. I quickly felt at home here. I found my place both in Leeds and with the Colombian national team. I gained confidence, so I automatically started playing bettersaid the attacker.

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Marsch is under pressure at Leeds after a slow startEddie KeoghGetty

“I miss everyone at Feyenoord”

Luis Sinisterra also spoke about his time at Feyenoord and assured that he misses various aspects of the Dutch club. The winger confessed to still being in contact with several of his teammates and keeping tabs on team newswith whom he managed 23 goals and 14 assists last season, the best production of his career so far.

“Do I miss Feyenoord? Yes. I only came to Leeds because it was a dream to play in the Premier League, but I miss everyone at Feyenoord. The fans are fantastic and inside the club the people are great too. I am still in contact with some of the staff and former teammates; I’m still in touch with most of my former teammates through social media. I also watch almost all Feyenoord games here“, said the player.

“I’m still very good friends with Marcos [Senesi]. We still talk a lot. He obviously plays for Bournemouth now, so whenever we both have a day off and it fits the schedule, we meet somewhere. We often meet in London, for example. In the Netherlands we also had contact with Martínez, although Marcos spoke to him more because of course they are compatriots. I also met him several times. »

“The red card was unexpected for me”

Luis Sinisterra also chose to talk about the red card he received in the game against Aston Villa. It was the first red card the Colombian winger has ever received, at a time that is still talked about in England. The footballer received a second yellow after preventing a free kick from being taken; this decision was strongly questioned by the British press.

” This will not happen again. I don’t know exactly what happened and it wasn’t a frustrating thing. It was an unconscious moment. But to be fair, the first and second yellow cards were easy to give. In any case, the red card was unexpected for me. The opponent was losing a lot of time, so I wanted to rush them a bit“, said the player.

Luis Sinisterra (Leeds United v Aston Villa)

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Luis Sinisterra (Leeds United v Aston Villa)LEE SMITHAction images via Reuters

“I learned a lot with Robin van Persie”

To finish, the player assured that the best footballer he had played with so far was Robin van Persie. The winger was present during the last part of the Dutchman’s career. However, on the field of play, they only shared 46 minutes in two games played.

I always say that Robin van Persie was without a doubt the best player I played with at Feyenoord. I was on the team with him for about a year and a half. Even though he was already at the end of his career, he had so much quality. It was very nice to see him play. I learned a lot from his touch and his movement without the ball: he is always in the right place,” he concluded.


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