Jamie O’Hara thinks Leeds fans are getting carried away with themselves with their season predictions as they prepare for their Premier League return.
Leeds have been out of the top flight for 16 years but won promotion from the Championship last season under manager Marcelo Bielsa.
Their first game is at Anfield against the Premier League champions Liverpool, with commentary live on talkSPORT.
Former Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford and O’Hara were discussing where Leeds will finish this season and the latter thinks they are in for a rude awakening.
Beckford said: “It’s been 16 years that Leeds have been out of the Premier League and it’s been a long road. Finally back into the Premier League where you deserve to be.
“With that in mind, I think top half.”
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O’Hara replied: “Top half!? I’ll start this off and I think they are getting way over-hyped. Way over-hyped with everything that’s going on with Leeds right now.
“This is your first season back in the Premier League and I’m hearing people talking they are going to be top six. People are talking Champions League.
“Get back in your box Leeds United fans. You are going to struggle. It’s going to be a long, hard, tough season.
“This is not the Championship. This is the pinnacle of football, the Premier League.
“Do not think you can just roll up and turn teams over every week. It ain’t going to happen.”