Football agent Hayden Evans has been speaking about the mood in Leeds United’s squad currently on The Phil Hay Show.
It has been a much more difficult campaign this time around for Leeds United, having won just twice in the league this season, with both victories coming against promoted sides, each by just a single goal.
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This could largely be down to the injuries Leeds have sustained, as well as who has been sidelined, with the likes of Luke Ayling, Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips and Diego Llorente spending time on the sidelines.
Despite all these injuries and poor results against the likes of Newcastle United, Southampton and Burnley, the squad is still apparently in a great mood, as they trust Marcelo Bielsa and where the club is going.
Evans revealed what it’s like within the squad at the moment.
“I know that those players we’ve talked to within that squad are all still upbeat. I think the day you get players who say they don’t want to go to work, and they call it work, not training – then that’s when you start to get the signals.
“There’s not been any of that, even for those that are frustrated about not getting in the side or whatever else. It’s all about if you trust in the process and see the endgame, which Bielsa seems to be able to put on his players, then everything’s okay.”
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It wasn’t as if Leeds failed to improve their squad or spend money in the summer, and that is why they’re struggling this season, as they splashed out £53 million on first-team players, but perhaps it could be down to teams figuring them out a lot more based off last season.
Much like last campaign, Leeds rank inside the top two for the number of pressures they’re putting on opponents, so if they have not adapted or changed their style of play, teams could have figured out a way of manipulating this press and man-to-man marking. However, it would seemingly be unfair to judge them and their style of play until they have key players back fit, which won’t be this weekend.
So it is surely at least a positive sign that team morale is seemingly not taking a hit amidst their current issues.