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After beating West Brom 5-0 last time in the Premier League, Leeds United got back down to earth for a bit with a 3-0 loss to Tottenham on Saturday afternoon.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men missed their chances in the first half and were punished for a couple of careless mistakes, including a terrible mistake by left-back Ezgjan Alioski, who had a torrent of blood and dropped Steven Bergwijn on the field. zone.
That was a hammer blow for a Leeds team that could have taken the lead, and probably should have, but because of Patrick Bamford’s extravagance.
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And the forward’s display has surely sent a message to Víctor Orta for the whites to bring a new center forward in this January transfer window, having already been linked names like Christian Kouame from Fiorentina in recent days.
According Couch score, he lost 80% of his duels over the course of the game, while only managing 11 passes. Aside from struggling to really get a foot in the game up front, he just didn’t have his shooting boots on, couldn’t hit the back of the net with a whopping seven attempts.
It was no surprise that Leeds Live He gave it a rating of five out of ten, explaining: “Wasteful and docile with the opportunities he got. One of those matches never looked deadly or sharp around the box. “
So while Alioski may come in for some criticism for being the man who really sent the Spurs on their way, Bamford’s performance should serve as a reminder to Orta that there is work to be done in the transfer market.