Leeds United fans on Twitter have been criticising Whites attacker Tyler Roberts.
After the match had ended, many Leeds fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Roberts’ performance in the victory.
Here’s a sample of Leeds fans slamming Roberts:
Just don’t rate Roberts. Why can’t we just have a goal scorer ? #lufc
— Harry_Paulley (@Harry_Paulley) July 9, 2020
The 21-year-old signed to the Yorkshire club back in the 2018 January transfer window from West Bromwich Albion for a fee of £2.57 million (per Transfermarkt). Since then, Roberts has gone on to make 50 appearances for Leeds, in which he has managed to score six goals and provide six assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
Tyler Roberts is so overrated! #lufc
— Ross Pearce (@Ross__Pearce) July 9, 2020
Shocking from Roberts. Good play from Bamford #lufc
— Dan (@bwpyramid) July 9, 2020
Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa took Roberts off the field at half time, with Pablo Hernandez taking his place. Roberts’ performance in the first half of the match earned himself a match rating of 6.75/10 (per WhoScored).
Roberts you donkey#lufc
— Rozzy (@whitemaremma) July 9, 2020
Would you start Tyler Roberts in Leeds' next game?
During the first half of the match at Elland Road, Roberts, who is now valued at £3.24 million (as per Transfermarkt), had a great chance to grab a goal for himself that was denied by the visitors, sparking a big reaction on Twitter.
— Kagey (@Kagey_) July 9, 2020
Should have buried that!
— nigel stanley (@nigelLUFC) July 9, 2020
how did roberts not score
— E (@Elliot__LUFC) July 9, 2020
Despite his missed opportunity to grab a goal in the first half of the game, which should really be put down to great defending on Stoke’s part rather than a bad miss from Roberts, it seems harsh of these Leeds fans to criticise the striker for his overall performance.
Now that the game is finished and Leeds have taken another step closer to promotion, Roberts will surely now be hoping that he can nevertheless improve his game heading into Leeds’ remaining fixtures.