Marcelo Bielsa recently provided an update on Leeds United defender Diego Llorente, revealing that he will be sidelined for the next three to four weeks.
More Llorente struggles
Pundit Michael Brown was asked how tough the constant injuries will be mentally for Llorente. He told Football Insider: “It’s very tough. You know, sometimes it can be even more frustrating than just actually having that one bad knee injury where it’s six to nine months.
“You can get your head round that, you know where you are and you can see a road back. Ultimately, going back over the same ones can be another test.
“He will have a great support network there at Leeds United and we wish him all the best. You wish and hope that it’s not one that’s going to test his mind too long.”
Llorente has to remain positive
Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has been full of praise for the defender in the past, calling him: “A top player. Fantastic with long passing and comfortable with short.”
However, Leeds have not been able to see much of the Spaniard as he continues to struggle with injuries.
Llorente has only featured twice for Leeds this season (Transfermarkt), and in one of these appearances it was only for ten minutes. His injury struggles have been somewhat of a shock and it will be frustrating for the club to see him miss the next month due to another injury. With Robin Koch currently sidelined as well, Bielsa might have to look for additions at the back to strengthen their defensive line.
The way Llorente bounces back will show the calibre of player he truly is and hopefully he will be fit and raring to return this time next month.
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