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Leeds United: Fans slam Rodrigo’s performance against Southampton

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Lots of Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to slam Rodrigo’s display against Southampton in the Premier League.

The Spanish international, looking to impress Marcelo Bielsa in the starting XI in the absence of the injured Patrick Bamford, has had a wretched start to the top-flight campaign thus far, scoring no goals in the six appearances he had made in the competition prior to today’s clash.

With Bielsa’s side fortunate to go into the interval level with Southampton following an extremely poor first half display, Rodrigo didn’t look at the races once again.

Who is to blame for Rodrigo's form?

Marcelo Bielsa

Marcelo Bielsa



Below is a look at what some Leeds fans had to say about their striker.

What did Leeds fans say about Rodrigo’s performance vs Southampton?

“Rodrigo is getting pushed off the ball far too easily.He has to be stronger”


“Rodrigo’s pressing so far has been absolutely awful”


“Like watching GFH era Leeds this. Worst I’ve seen us in a long time. Roberts anonymous. No support for Rodrigo. Badly missing Raphinha”


“Embarrassing Leeds! Incredibly Naive from all in that first half! More disappointed with the old guard; Dallas, Klich, Roberts and Harrison and don’t get me started with Rodrigo! I hope Bielsa can work his magic during HT”


“Rodrigo is 31 in March yet I’m meant to believe that he’ll come good with time”


“Missing Phillips ability to break through a press and Raphina’s ability to draw multiple defenders towards him. Rodrigo a bit anonymous -give Gelhardt/Greenwood a run?”


“Rodrigo doesn’t look interested, give gelhardt a run out”


Especially given the absence of star striker Bamford, Rodrigo has yet to display why he should be a first choice fixture in Bielsa first choice XI. Whether he’s just taken his eye off the ball, or whether Bielsa’s tactics have yet to really bring the best out of him, the striker simply hasn’t been anywhere near his best.

In other news, Leeds fan were fuming with this Bielsa decision…

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