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Harrison says Rodrigo claim he's not been nutmegged by Raphinha is a lie

Jack Harrison told Sky Sports that Rodrigo was lying when the Leeds United striker claimed that he had never been nutmegged by Raphinha when asked about the Brazilian’s skill.

Everything is looking pretty bleak for Leeds right now. The Whites are in the bottom three, and any momentum they had after the win over Watford last month has evaporated entirely.

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It does appear that they are going to require a monumental effort to keep themselves in the top-flight. And clearly, their big players are going to have to step up, particularly with the pool of players available to Marsch seemingly getting smaller after each game.

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Raphinha may be a doubt after coming off against Chelsea on Wednesday. But certainly, it would be absolutely massive for Leeds if he was available to face Brighton and Brentford.

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He has that ability to make something happen out of nothing. And few players in the Premier League are better at nutmegging opponents. In fact, only Emmanuel Dennis has managed more in the top-flight this season (FB Ref).

In a recent interview, Harrison and Rodrigo – who cost £30 million – were asked whether they had been nutmegged by Raphinha. Harrison held his hands up, and then took exception with Rodrigo claiming that he had not.

“Never,” Rodrigo told Sky Sports.

“That’s a lie. I’m pretty sure he’s nutmegged almost everyone on the team. I remember there was one time before the game, we were doing possession and he megged me and I was so mad because it was in front of all the fans,” Harrison responded.

“He respects me, that’s why he didn’t try,” Rodrigo added.

Elland Road faithful will hope plenty more are nutmegged by Raphinha while he’s wearing a Leeds shirt

As things stand, Leeds fans will be feeling pretty depressed about the season. Of course, relegation would almost certainly see most of their star players leave. And Raphinha will surely be amongst the first to attract bids.

There have been suggestions that he has already held talks with Barcelona. And fans will be braced for his almost immediate departure if Leeds are indeed relegated.

Staying up however, will perhaps leave them with some hope that he could yet stay and nutmeg plenty more in a Leeds shirt.

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