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Paul Robinson has said that the Leeds defence is a “real concern” after Marcelo Bielsa’s side conceded seven goals in their first two games back in the top flight.
Leeds conceded against Liverpool in the first few minutes en route to a 4-3 defeat. They beat Fulham on Saturday but conceded another three goals.
Robinson has said they can’t keep doing this and expecting the attackers to score more.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “They can’t keep conceding that amount of goals and expecting the attackers to score four.
“It’s been a whirlwind start for Leeds but you can’t get carried away by the performance and the result against Liverpool, as impressive as they were.
“Leeds only had three chances and Liverpool scored four goals.
“They conceded another three against Fulham at home. Defensively it’s really worrying, going forward they have no problems.
“To leave yourself that open and to concede that number of chances and that number of goals in two games is a real concern. There’s a lot of work to be done for Marcelo Bielsa.”
It’s a new league for Leeds and a new problem at the back.
Leeds had the best defence in the Championship last season but are struggling with new signing Robin Koch in place of Ben White.
Leeds moved to address the problems by agreeing a deal to sign Real Sociedad centre-back Diego Llorente on Tuesday.
He is expected to join after completing a medical and will give Bielsa real options at the back going forward. Llorente is a current Spain international.
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