Crysencio Summerville came off the bench against Arsenal on Sunday and had a golden chance to equalise – blazing an effort over the bar from eight yards and now, the Leeds United man has taken to Instagram following the 1-0 loss.
Summerville, 20, is getting a decent amount of game time this season – albeit from the bench. He has come on in five of Leeds’ Premier League matches, even getting the best part of 30 minutes in the 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace.
Against Arsenal, he was agonisingly close to opening his Leeds account. He also played the entire 90 minutes of Leeds’ 3-1 win over Barnsley in the Carabao Cup. It comes after Summerville penned a new contract at Leeds in the summer.
One of the stars of the recent Amazon Prime documentary about the Leeds academy, Summerville is more-recent example of how players can make the jump from 21’s to first team. But Summerville is ambitious, and will want more.
He took to Instagram on Monday following the loss to Arsenal. His caption was intriguing, although most-likely about the loss to the Gunners rather than his lack of starts – saying: “Even when life doesn’t seem fair, never stop believing.”
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Summerville has taken to Instagram following 1-0 Leeds loss
Does Summerville deserve more game time? As things stand, he will be on the bench against Leicester. But with Harrison’s form still questionable and Jesse Marsch still overlooking Willy Gnonto, there could be a chance to start.
Rotation might be necessary this week, with Leeds playing three Premier League matches inside a week. Certainly, Summerville cannot be judged off substitute appearances and needs a run of games to prove his worth to Marsch.
Sam Greenwood and Joe Gelhardt – who also signed contracts in the summer – have been given that chance. They have impressed, while Summerville is still awaiting his first Premier League start. It might come around, soon.