Leeds United fans have been left furious with Marcelo Bielsa after his decision to bring on Helder Costa in the 2-1 defeat against West Ham.
The Portuguese winger came off the bench at half-time along with Jamie Shackleton to replace Jack Harrison at Elland Road.
Costa gave away the foul that led to the Irons winner, with Angelo Ogbonna thumping home a header from a free-kick in our final third.
The former Wolves man has gone crashing down the pecking order recently, and it was easy to see why based on this cameo.
Costa completed only 36% of his 36 total actions in the defeat and caused the likes of Aaron Cresswell zero problems after coming on.
As well as that, the winger was accurate with zero of his crosses and lost the ball 10 times in just 50 minutes – nowhere near good enough.
Ian Poveda has been ahead of Costa in the pecking order, and he will have been left scratching his head after not getting on against the Hammers.
With Pablo Hernandez back fit and on the bench too, Leeds were crying out for the creativity of the Spaniard, something which makes this decision even more confusing.
Many Leeds United fans have had enough of Costa already this season, and some have claimed that he is a “waste of space” at Elland Road.
Although it is harsh to come to that judgement, the majority saying that he is struggling is a clear reflection of how difficult he is finding Premier League football right now.
MOT Leeds News have picked out some of the best reactions below…
Costa needs to have a word with himself #lufc
— Dan Lee Wilkinson (@DanLeeWilkinso1) December 11, 2020
Costa put in a pathetic performance after 10 minutes I wanted him off. Wish we saw a bit of Pablo #lufc
— tomás o sullivan (@tomsosullivan2) December 11, 2020
Woke up this morning with the strongest opinion that Tyler Roberts and Helder Costa are some of the biggest frauds to ever put an #LUFC shirt. Still seething about how little Klich looks like himself and how Meslier is just being expected to save everything that comes his way.
— Kocha Kola (C) (@MMMMMNoodleSoup) December 12, 2020
Id of taken helda costa back off and played with 10 men #lufc
— Jeditweetmaster (@jeditweetmaster) December 12, 2020
Really, really poor that from #lufc against a poor side too. I don't care how good our start has been, we're bang in trouble. Cooper, Harrison, Costa, Alioski nowhere even close to being good enough. Zero penetration and this set piece defending is an embarrassment now.
— Paddy Murphy (@Paddy19847) December 11, 2020
Klich was poor imo, Costa was a waste of space, still we're playing premier league and poor performances will be punished, it's a learning curve #lufc
— JamesNewsholme (@JamesNewsholme) December 11, 2020
Can't stop thinking about how bad Costa was. #lufc
— Ben Pearson (@LUFCpearson27) December 11, 2020
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