After only winning one of their previous five fixtures, Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa will be relieved his club returned to winning ways against Hull on Tuesday night.
While it saw The Peacocks return to the top of the table -although that may only be for 24 hours-, the Argentinian clearly does not want to get too ahead of himself, and was rather critical of his side’s performance still.
Bielsa particularly highlighted how wasteful his team were, suggesting they made the ending much harder than it should have been.
Bielsa on Roberts goal and missed chances: “We were not efficient enough. We closed the game with a different feeling to what it might have been.” #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 2, 2018
Bielsa directed this criticism towards Tyler Roberts, who, despite scoring on the night, spurned a number of chances. He may have done this to quell the hysteria surrounding the 19-year-old, and also to show that he is not yet the finished article.
This will keep Roberts hungry to improve and, with Kemar Roofe nearing a return for the Yorkshire club, shows what he will need to work on to usurp Roofe as the number one striker at Elland Road.
Roberts has three goals in five games in the Championship so far this season, and has certainly played well recently, but these comments by Bielsa were wise in taking the player, and fans, down a peg or two.
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