This post contains affiliate links. “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”
A former Aston Villa striker has argued that Leeds United could look to bring in another forward during the January transfer window.
The whites suffered a humiliating 3-0 loss to Crawley Town in the FA Cup on Sunday.
Marcelo Bielsa was criticized for the selection of his team and could be tempted to seek reinforcements after a poor performance by his team.
Patrick Bamford rested as Rodrigo at £ 29 million and was given the go-ahead to lead the line. The front, who arrived in the summer, had a disappointing performance.
Now, former Villa attacker and expert Gabby Agbonlahor has backed Leeds to bring in a replacement backup leader.
“I think most coaches would want three forwards,” he said. Football Insider.
Bamford has been great this season, but if he gets injured, can you trust Rodrigo?
“As much as everyone is in favor of Leeds for that performance, it can happen.
“I have played FA Cup matches where there may be a surprise because if you are not playing 100%, any club can turn you around, no matter what level you are at and I think that is what happened to Leeds. Crawley loved him more and that can happen in football.
“He [Bielsa] he will be disappointed and might consider bringing in another forward who can replace Bamford when he is rested or injured.
Rodrigo has scored three times in 18 games this season, while Bamford has scored ten in 17 games.
Bielsa reveals reason for Crawley’s loss
Bielsa admitted that his team allowed Crawley to hold too much ball on Sunday.
Leeds had 71 percent possession but ended up having fewer shots and ultimately goals than their opponents.
We couldn’t unbalance them when we attacked, ”he said. BBC Sport. “We had the ball for a long time, but we couldn’t do much with it.
“In the first half it was a first half in which we played better than the opponent and the match was played as we wanted, although we didn’t create much danger.
“The result is very sad and disappointing for us.”
It was the second time in history that a top flight team lost three goals to a fourth division club.