Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has suggested that he could play both Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah in the same team in the future (via @Phil_Hay).
The Argentine made the admission in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Whites’ Championship fixture against Queens Park Rangers.
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He told reporters, including Phil Hay, that it would be possible to play the duo in the same team by positioning one just behind the other. However, he also confirmed that he wouldn’t utilise either in a wide position, as they “don’t feel comfortable there”.
Bielsa has tended to play one or the other so far this term, with Bamford having been his first choice and starting all 14 Championship outings so far (via Transfermarkt).
Nketiah, meanwhile, has been on the bench for their league matches, but he has made an impact when coming on and has netted three goals and provided one assist despite limited game time (Transfermarkt).
Here is how some fans have reacted after reading Bielsa’s comments…
Bamford as a 10 and Eddie as a 9 why not !
— Louis_fcn.10 ⭐⭐ (@louisfcn10) October 31, 2019
Think bamford would be good behind Eddie could feed him in and hold up ball
— Stephen Maher (@stevemaher34) October 31, 2019
Hallelujah eddie up top and bamford behind #lufc
— (@ajleeds89) October 31, 2019
I’ve said this for ages…. Play one behind the other, they can interchange
— Lynn#Sweet&Delish (@lydaly) October 31, 2019
This sounds Good
— christo (@ctrlitt) October 31, 2019
— Lewis Fieldhouse (@lewisfieldhouse) October 31, 2019
Do it already
— Mikey P (@mikeyplufc) October 31, 2019
Leeds fans, would you like to see Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah starting together in the same team? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
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