Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has been discussing his side’s excellent 4-0 win over Middlesbrough at the weekend. The attacker, who scored the opening goal against his former club, was particularly impressed with the start to the game from his team-mates, as he told LUTV.
Bamford gave Leeds the lead with a header early on before Helder Costa’s first Championship goal for the club was sandwiched by a brace from Polish midfielder Mateusz Klich.
Leeds certainly came out the blocks firing and Bamford admitted that he was struggling to keep up with the pace of the game, such was the intensity of Leeds’ opening exchanges.
“To be honest, first 10 or 15 minutes, I could not get my breath. We were right at it.
“We were attack after attack. We probably could have been 3-0 or 4-0 up in the first ten (minutes).
“It’s one of them, we started well and carried that on.”
There is no doubt that the intensity of Leeds United’s play under Marcelo Bielsa has been a key factor for his success at the club since arriving in 2018.
Bamford has not always fitted into that style, especially last season, as he battled with injury trouble.
But this season he has been a relentless force up front, even if the goals have not always followed his tireless performances leading the line. Leeds fans will hope it continues for the rest of the season.