Leeds United fans on Twitter have been responding to the latest comments to emerge from Whites manager Marcelo Bielsa.
This comes after Leeds journalist Phil Hay shared a post on his official Twitter page relaying comments from Bielsa after he saw his side beat Fulham 6-5 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in the Carabao Cup at Craven Cottage.
After the game, Bielsa said that it was an “average performance” from his side, but was very pleased with the attitude and effort of the younger players involved.
This post then caught the attention of a lot of Leeds supporters, who were not shy in sharing their thoughts on the matter.
So, what did these Leeds fans have to say in response to Bielsa’s comments on the performance against Fulham?
“Not often you hear him saying that!”
“He’s right. And it’s a problem, Phil. We can talk about facing three of the top four, etc., but we haven’t been playing especially well in any game yet this season. We need to find some form. I hope this is the springboard.”
“Think he’s spot on tbh but great to see kids play well”
“Interesting (and nice) to see him not being diplomatic on the subject. Perhaps being a bit more rigid due to poor start?”
“I think he’s been a little negative. The young lads did themselves proud, we made great chances. Cresswell was solid. Shackleton needs more time in the squad, he’s underrated. Unfortunately, I think it proves we spend about £20m too much for Rodrigo”
“I think he’s being polite with average.”
Looking at the replies to this post, it seems as though Bielsa’s view on Leeds’ performance against Fulham has captured the feelings of most of these supporters.
Given how Leeds (12) had fewer shots at goal than Fulham (15) in midweek despite having the majority of the possession with 62% and ultimately going through to the next round of the competition, it’s easy to see why Bielsa may not have been full of praise for the overall display his side put out.
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However, with Bielsa also recognising the efforts of the younger players that were involved in the match such as Charlie Cresswell (19), Jamie Shackleton (21) and Crysencio Summerville (19), this should be useful experience for them, in our view, even if they may have some way to go in terms of their development before they can regularly play in the first team.