Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has been discussing the side’s performance against Blackburn Rovers yesterday and it appears the Englishman is not overly impressed at their display.
Leeds won 2-1 to remain third in the Championship going into the international break. Bamford opened the scoring from the penalty spot before providing a beautiful assist for Jack Harrison to make it 2-0.
But Blackburn fought back to 2-1 and Leeds could not stretch their lead in the second-half.
Speaking to LUTV immediately after the game, Bamford suggested a tough run of games had taken its toll on Leeds slightly and that the international break was now well-earned.
“To be honest, I think we were good first-half but second-half I don’t think we were that good. For us, we were sloppy. We still had the game under control but for the way we normally play, I think we were sloppy.
“It’s been a tough series of games from the last international break. I think you could see that (our) legs were a bit tired, people misplacing passes. I think we’ve earned the break now.”
It was certainly not vintage Bielsa-ball from Leeds but they certainly did enough to claim the win.
The performance level may have dipped off slightly but Leeds still created plenty of chances in the second-half and probably should have killed the game off.
But, hopefully, this international break will allow Bamford and others not international duty to recharge their batteries and go again when they face Luton Town in their next Championship fixture.