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Leeds United: Beren Cross heaps praise on Rodrigo for Fulham win

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On the latest episode of The Blue, White and Yellow podcast, Leeds United reporter Beren Cross has been reviewing the Whites’ victory in the Carabao Cup against Fulham.

One player which Cross discussed was the Yorkshire side’s club-record signing, Rodrigo, who started for Marcelo Bielsa’s side at Craven Cottage.

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The Whites drew 0-0 during the 90 minutes of play, however, Bielsa’s men prevailed in the penalty shootout to earn themselves a spot in the fourth round of the competition.

Rodrigo has made four appearances for Leeds in the League this season, including the full 90 minutes in their last outing against Newcastle United.

However, the 30-year-old is yet to open his account for Leeds this season and discussing the Spaniard’s performance against the Cottagers, Cross had the following to say.

“You get this when you interview him, he’s such a positive person, he’s so upbeat. There’s no sign of ego or sulkiness, he’s not sullen.

“And you look at his CV and you could forgive him for being a bit like that and thinking about how tough it is for him at the moment, given that he’s this big status signing and the most expensive footballer in Leeds United’s history.

“But he just keeps plugging away, he keeps going. He keeps trying things, he’s not becoming shy, he’s not going for the safe passes. He is still trying things. And I did notice that [against Fulham], which did impress me.”

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Rodrigo has played a reasonable amount of minutes under Bielsa already this season and although he may have impressed Cross with his attitude, he has not scored so far this term (via Transfermarkt).

It has been confirmed will miss the weekend’s clash against West Ham United and with this in mind, we think it is essential Rodrigo converts his enthusiasm into goals.

Bielsa’s men created a reasonable amount of attempts on goal last Friday against but were unable to convert more than once from the 22 shots they had.

With the Leeds side riddled with injuries, we feel now is the perfect opportunity for the Spaniard to step up and establish himself as a goalscorer in Bielsa’s side.

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