If you were looking from the outside you would think Leeds are doing well again this season, and to be fair we were doing better than well. However this recent run of form has been shambolic and the pressure is building on Christiansen, he’s saying the wrong things and more importantly he isn’t doing anything to turn the tide.
He failed yet again last night, his substitutes did nothing and where his plan b is we have no idea. It was the same formation and the same mistakes that have cost us the points. That is six defeats from eight games and arguably three of the hardest games of the season coming up next. Christiansen has done nothing but make excuses for the defeats, saying everything but what is the truth, his tactics and ideas have stopped working, and he is refusing to change things. Head-coaches can only work with what they are given and there is clearly an issue with poor recruitment, but that isn’t the only issue and the head-coach doesn’t seem to have any ideas in the tank.
His formation and tactics aren’t working at all and he has to change it. He did his power point in front of Radrizzani, Orta and Bravo and it was all about what he would have done in key matches that went wrong. So far in every match that has gone wrong we have lost, mainly because Thomas Christiansen hasn’t changed how we are playing. His answer to all these problems is Jay-Roy Grot, chuck him on and hope and pray he won’t be as bad as what he was the previous game, and he is just as bad if not worse time after time. The lack of creativity and ideas from Christiansen is grating on many Leeds fans, most of whom don’t want to see him get sacked but just want to see some form of action to stop this horrific run.
His post-game pressers are becoming embarrassing to say the least. He seems to blame everyone but himself and by saying Brentford is a “must win, this as to stop” he has piled the pressure on himself and the team to get a win at one of the most difficult grounds to go to in this league against a side that is now coming into form. Teams are rolling us over and the post-game presser from Gary Rowett said it all last night, basically saying that Christiansen didn’t know what he was on about in saying the first goal would win us games, just 24 hours before we scored first and lost. He also said if they equalised the side wouldn’t react well, he was right, it seems the only person who didn’t think that was Christiansen.
Whether you back him or like him, the pressure is on TC now, and he needs to be pro-active in responding.