BBC pundit praises 'really bright' Leeds United trio despite dismal Leicester loss
Leeds United fell to another defeat against Leicester on Thursday evening, but Leon Osman picked out three Whites players that still impressed.
A very unfortunate Robin Koch own goal after 16 minutes meant Leeds fell behind against 20th-placed Leicester, and things went from bad to worse as Harvey Barnes scored just after the half-hour mark.
However, former Everton man Osman still praised three Leeds players for their efforts at the King Power Stadium.
Speaking via BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra, Osman said: “The trio of Luis Sinisterra, Brenden Aaronson and Crysencio Summerville have looked really bright for Leeds.”
Creating chances wasn’t the issue at Leicester – taking them was. Leeds United’s energetic and occasionally frantic style of play means both teams are always going to create chances.
However, if Leeds are to happily concede chances, they need to make sure they score them when given the chance. Summerville and Patrick Bamford both wasted big chances against the Foxes, just days after another wasteful display against Arsenal.
But Osman is right to praise Leeds’ creative trio playing just behind Bamford. Aaronson in particular was an inventive spark and much of the side’s passing moves started with him at the heart of midfield.
Sinisterra was also sharp and looked dangerous coming in from the left flank, but Leeds still lack an out-and-out striker to be on the end of chances in the six-yard box.
It’s a position that desperately needs addressing in January, with Leeds lacking a consistent and natural striker to compete with Bamford.
In other Leeds United news, transfer target Ollie Watkins is likely to consider a move to Premier League rivals