Connect with us

Harry Redknapp labels Patrick Bamford’s Leeds goals as ‘world class’

FBL-ENG-PR-ASTON VILLA-LEEDS
(Photo by NICK POTTS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Leeds United

Harry Redknapp labels Patrick Bamford’s Leeds goals as ‘world class’

Harry Redknapp has told TalkSPORT (Tuesday, 7.40am) that Patrick Bamford’s second and third goals for Leeds United against Aston Villa last Friday were “world class”, as the Whites produced a stunning second-half at Villa Park.

Bamford, 27, took his tally to six goals in six league matches with a hat-trick against the Midlands side – all of which came in the second half of the 3-0 away win. He has added that hat-trick along with goals against Liverpool, Fulham and Sheffield United.

The English striker was much-criticised last season despite scoring 16 goals during the club’s promotion to the Premier League. He missed numerous chances, but his goal conversion rate has already massively improved since promotion.

Former Premier League manager Redknapp has lauded Bamford for his goals against Aston Villa, claiming the second and third efforts were “world class”. He also stated that he is delighted to see Bamford scoring goals in the Premier League.

“Two of them goals were world class, unbelievable finishes,” Redknapp said. “There is always a question mark about a boy that has been promoted, there was a question mark over whether he could do it – well he is showing everyone he can. It’s great to see him scoring goals.”
 
FBL-ENG-PR-ASTON VILLA-LEEDS

(Photo by NICK POTTS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

TBR’s view – What should Bamford realistically aim for?

With six goals in just six games, Bamford is already well on his way to a decent Premier League total this season. But the forward has got to remain confident and keep up the momentum. Certainly, his early form has changed opinion among Leeds fans.

Following promotion, supporters wanted a new striker signed and Victor Orta paid a club-record fee to sign Rodrigo from Valencia. But Rodrigo has since been used in attacking midfield due to Bamford’s stunning form.

Bamford has altered opinion. Now, fans are ready to back him and keep faith if he fails to score – rather than criticise the £35,000-a-week (Spotrac) signing.

Leeds United v Fulham - Premier League

(Photo by Oli Scarff – Pool/Getty Images)

Have something to tell us about this article?

More in Leeds United

Popular

To Top