This season has seen Leeds United hit new heights under Marcelo Bielsa. The Whites have been up and around the top of the Championship all season and that’s all thanks to the Argentine tactician. However, one man who hasn’t quite been faring well under Bielsa is Samu Saiz. The Spanish wizard just hasn’t been firing this season and the fans have been sharing their thoughts on him.
Samuel Saiz’s first start in six weeks for Leeds United yesterday. Marcelo Bielsa still wants more from him and admits Saiz is short of confidence:https://t.co/biY9iRMNxs
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) December 9, 2018
Bielsa has been constantly challenging his midfielder in press conferences as he continues to try and squeeze the best out of the 27-year-old. When you consider just how many of the Elland Road stars have turned themselves around under Bielsa, it seems extremely strange that Saiz has suffered the opposite effects under the new gaffer, and all of the fans believe he can be the final piece to the promotion puzzle if he can find some form.
This season is a huge one for the Whites, not only do they have a real shot at promotion, but it’s come after one of their most frustrating campaigns of recent memory last season. None of the fans believed they had a hope in hell of going up anytime soon at the of the 2017/18 season, yet here we are talking about Leeds as title contenders. All they need now is a little bit of Spanish magic from Saiz to help them usurp Norwich at the top of the table.
You can read the Whites’ verdict on Saiz’s form here:
— Lufc (@leedsufc61) 9 December 2018
Very average but a lot of what was good came through him at some point. Maybe leaving him out has done more harm than good.
— LUFC South Stand (@SouthStand_LUFC) December 9, 2018
Saiz is very talented. As someone who watches a lot of la Liga he still thinks like a Spanish player ,players aren’t on his level of thinking only Hernandez gets it and makes those runs for him…he needs to dumb down to championship level or get more technical players around him
— Art Vandelay (@artvandelay2015) December 9, 2018
Is it the fact Bielsa can see the ability in him why he keeps ‘challenging’ him in the media.
— Nick Walmsley (@NickW1982) December 9, 2018
How is he short on confidence? His ability is off the scale. He needs to man up and start showing off.
— Rob Wilkinson (@Robbydeux) December 9, 2018
He really is short on confidence poor lad, it opens up for him to shoot and he avoids it, he’s got a real shot on him too we need to encourage him to pull the trigger.
— Silky (@silkyjohn30) December 9, 2018
I'm going to be controversial here but I would personally welcome him being sold in January. He just doesn't seem good enough, afraid to shoot and the fact klich has more goals than a centre attacking midfielder says it all. Not to mention he's still thinking like he's in la liga
— samuel gallagher (@samuelgallaghe2) December 9, 2018
More play time is what Beilsa is asserting by his report
— Christopher Rutherford (@Christo51065520) December 9, 2018
A lot of Leeds fans have faith in Saiz to come good and will just hope he can find form in time to influence their season.