By Saikat Mandal

5th Feb, 2023 | 6:10pm

BBC pundit slams Luis Sinisterra as he lets down Jesse Marsch in Leeds United loss v Nottingham Forest

Clinton Morrison was far from impressed with Luis Sinisterra as Leeds United lost 1-0 against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in the Premier League on Sunday (5 February).

In the first half, Sinisterra missed a glorious opportunity to level the score after he missed a sitter. It was a brilliant attack from the Whites, and Morrison, who was commentating for BBC Radio 5 Live, felt he should have buried that.

The Whites were brilliant in the first half but once again they failed to defend a set piece and conceded a goal against the run of play.

“Sinisterra has to score. He has had two golden opportunities and it’s not good enough,” said Morrison on BBC Radio 5, as quoted by BBC Sport (5 February, 2.32pm).

“When you are in the position that Leeds are in, you have to take those chances.

“It should be 1-1, it’s poor from Sinisterra. Jesse Marsch will be disappointed.”

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Leeds have been very poor away from home this season, and it is really frustrating to watch at the moment

The defence is one area that the Whites need to improve, but they keep on making same mistakes again and again. 

How many times have Leeds conceded goal from set-pieces this season? We have lost count. 

Sinisterra, 23, had managed two or three very good chances to score and couldn’t make the best use of it. In the second half, he had a header on target, but didn’t test the keeper. 

They enjoyed loads of possession and looked the best side of the two. But poor finishing have let the team and the manager down. 

Leeds have now picked up only five points away from home, and the results are not improving under Marsch at all.

While the Whites boss keeps on telling us that they are not in the relegation battle, the stats stay otherwise.

In the secomd half, Leeds simply failed to create enough clear-cut chances. The failure to take their chances in the first half made all the difference.

This is really frustrating at the moment, and unless the results improve quickly, it’s hard to see Marsch staying in his job for long.

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