Exclusive: Paul Robinson opens up on his one regret at Leeds
We’re delighted to welcome former Leeds and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds…
Paul Robinson has said that he has only got one regret from his time with Leeds – getting relegated from the Premier League.
Leeds’ fate was effectively sealed after a 4-1 defeat to Bolton on May 2, 2004, with Robinson playing his last game for the club in the 3-3 draw with Charlton the following week.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds news, Robinson said, “Getting relegated was my only regret with Leeds.
“There was a time when the fire sale happened, players were leaving and I had an opportunity to leave a year before we went down to go to Aston Villa.
“It wasn’t right for me and my family at the time, I didn’t go and I don’t regret that.
“I don’t regret not leaving, people say do you regret staying till the end? I don’t regret that at all because I had the opportunity to play another season in the Premier League with Leeds, my team, and it’s what I wanted to do.
“The only regret I had was not having the ability to stop it… With everything else around you going on, it was the whole slide, the whole thing was a regret but you can’t do anything about it single-handedly.”
Leeds haven’t been back in the top-flight since the 2003/04 season but have a big chance again under Marcelo Bielsa, after narrowly missing out last season.
They’re currently second behind West Brom and play Sheffield Wednesday in the early kick-off on Saturday.