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Paul Robinson has said that he’s surprised at Patrick Bamford reacting badly to getting subbed off in the 1-0 win against Everton on Saturday.
Bamford failed to score despite a number of chances in the game and seemed upset when he was taken off in injury time and replaced by Rodrigo.
Robinson said he was probably just “frustrated” at not scoring.
Pablo Hernandez was dropped from the Leeds squad for a petulant reaction to getting subbed off in the game against Leicester.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “You’d think that Marcelo Bielsa would have set a precedent among the team and the players after he dealt with Pablo Hernandez.
“I think Patrick was just disappointed that he didn’t score – there are a lot of opportunities there, the number of chances that Leeds created.
“I was working for a betting company last week and my prediction was for Leeds to have six or more shots on target and they had seven and 14 attempts on goal in total.
“Bamford had a couple of good chances.
“What they created and the chances they had I think Patrick was just frustrated that he hadn’t been able to convert one into a goal or that other chances didn’t drop to him.”
Bielsa is a big fan of Bamford and we don’t think there was much in the reaction beyond frustration.
It was certainly very different from the Hernandez reaction, where the playmaker ripped off his black armband and kicked a water bottle.
Bamford will get the chance to add to his seven goals in Saturday’s big game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
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