Exclusive: 'The more he plays the better he'll get' – Paul Robinson on inconsistent Leeds 25y/o
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Paul Robinson has said that Helder Costa hasn’t delivered on his promise at Leeds yet, but said “his talent is obvious for all to see”.
Costa signed on loan from Wolves for the rest of the season and Leeds have an obligation to make his move permanent in the summer.
It is believed that Leeds will pay £15m for the 25-year-old winger at the end of the season.
Costa has had a slow start to his career at Leeds but there have been signs recently that he’s starting to work out the Marcelo Bielsa system and rediscover his best form.
He scored his first goal in the Championship after 19 games in the 4-0 win against Middlesbrough last Saturday.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “It was a great goal but he hasn’t reached the heights that he reached at Wolves when they got promoted and he won Player of the Year.
“I think that player is still in there – his talent is obvious for all to see.
“The more he plays, the more comfortable he will get. Him and Harrison have the wide-positions sewn up at the moment for Leeds, and to have that going into games is a boost for him.
“I’ve no doubt the more he plays, the better he’ll get.”
Leeds are on a run of five wins in a row and are two points behind West Brom at the top of the Championship.
They play Huddersfield next on Saturday and Costa is likely to hold onto his right-wing spot after his goal and Leeds’ thumping win.
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