From Thomas Christiansen to Victor Orta and back Leeds United have Issues. A head-coach who can’t cope with the pressure and is well out of ideas, and a director of football who has signed a host of players who aren’t cutting it.
Before I start I’ll touch on the January window. I can’t judge Tyler Roberts but I have high hopes, I like De Bock and I like Adam Forshaw, the issue started back in the summer. We replaced Rob Green with Andy Lonergan, Kyle Bartley with Liam Cooper, Chris Wood with Pierre-Michel Lasogga. I stuck by Cooper but realistically he will never be a player who takes this side to promotion. Two red cards, that’s not what a captain does. Players who haven’t improved us are all over. Gjanni Alioski’s stats recently make you question the money we paid for him, he started well but it seems like he thinks by having a few good games means he’s made it at Leeds, far from it.
He isn’t the only one. Hadi Sacko, Pawel Cibicki, Jay-Roy Grot, Pierre-Michel Lasogga, all players who have not improved this team. I don’t mind Wiedwald, but is he as good as Rob Green? I don’t mind Matthew Pennington, but is he as good as Kyle Bartley? The answer is no, we haven’t improved and the table doesn’t lie. Like it or not this season will probably be over in the next few weeks and we are back to the seasons we had under Steve Evans and Neil Redfearn, we aren’t good enough.
Andrea Radrizzani has done good things off the pitch in my opinion but ultimately he will be judged on how the team does, and that isn’t going very well for him. He needs to act now or else the fans will start pointing the finger and him and not the head-coach and director or football. It’s a big few weeks for Leeds United but unfortunately it’s not for the right reasons.