By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

16th Mar, 2022 | 7:57pm

Pundit View: I wouldn't play Robin Koch in Leeds United midfield ever again

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Paul Robinson doesn’t want to see Robin Koch play in the midfield ever again for Leeds United.

Koch, 25, is primarily a centre-back but has been called upon to play more as a holding midfielder this season due to Kalvin Phillips’ injury.

The Germany international has had some good and some bad performances in the middle of the park.

However, Robinson only wants to see Koch in the defence from now on after he was dropped to the bench for the Whites’ 2-1 win over Norwich City on Sunday.

Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “I wouldn’t play Robin Koch in the midfield again, he’s a centre half and not a defensive midfielder.

There are too many players in the last few games that have played out of position and I think the team that Jesse put out against Norwich looked a lot more structured with players playing in their own positions.

Koch has made just 30 appearances in all competitions for Leeds United since joining the Yorkshire club from Freiburg in August 2020.

Since then, the German has had numerous injury issues and has also found himself in and out of the side with Marcelo Bielsa, and now Jesse Marsch, preferring Liam Cooper, Pascal Struijk and Diego Llorente in the defence.

Leeds face Wolves at Molineux on Friday in their final Premier League fixture before the international break.

It’ll be interesting to see whether Marsch finds a place for Koch in his starting line-up in the West Midlands or whether he names the German on the bench for a second game in a row.

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