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Weeks don't come much tougher, says White

The defender reflected on a busy week in which Albion secured three Premier League points, as well as a place in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup.

By Charlie Hanson • 17 January 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Ben White looked please with the three points at full-time at Elland Road.

Ben White reckons Albion have rounded off a busy six days with wind in their sails after taking home all three points at Elland Road on Saturday.

“It was special for me to come back to a place where I have such good memories from last year,” the defender reflected after the 1-0 win – against a team where he spent last season on loan.

“If you look at the table, we're down there at the moment and every point is really important. It's been a tough week for us, but we have come out the other side feeling positive. To finish the week with three points is massive.

“Every game in the Premier League is tough. We have performed well against the big teams in the first half of the season, we showed on Saturday that we can turn that into three points. We need to push on now and climb up the league.”

The visitors kept Leeds at bay for 90 minutes, and White said Albion deserve a lot of credit for their defensive effort.

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PL Highlights: Leeds 0 Albion 1

“Leeds are always running, they don't stop, which I got to experience last year. The speed of their attacks at times are unbelievable. The boys had to dig deep, we ran as much as they did and we have the reward to show for that.

“When you're playing Leeds, you don't necessarily have too much control of the game, they give everything until the last minute of the game. We had to focus and stay positive.”

The 23-year-old played his role in Neal Maupay's winning goal, although his recollection of it isn't all that clear.

“I can't really remember too much of the goal, it was a bit of a tap-in for Neal wasn't it!”

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