'Flying' – Troy Deeney claims Leeds defender played 'unbelievably well' despite conceding six
Troy Deeney has heaped praise on Leeds United – and specifically defender Stuart Dallas – after the 6-2 defeat against Man United.
The game has split the pundits, with some queuing up to slam Bielsa’s naivety and others praising the way Leeds approach games in the Premier League.
talkSPORT pundit Deeney is in the latter camp and said he’d much prefer to watch Leeds than Tottenham.
⚪️ “If you had to watch Spurs, you’d rather watch that Leeds team.”
😳 “They don’t even have their fans yet! Imagine Elland Road watching that!”
😍 “In the current climate I can’t wait to watch Leeds Utd play.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 21, 2020
Talking on the Breakfast show Deeney said, “As a neutral, it’s what you want to watch. When you think of Super Sundays, that’s what I want to watch, two teams going at each other.
“Defending was minimal if you really want to break it down. But what a game. It could have been 12-12, it was ridiculous.
“If you had to watch your Spurs team, a shower as you called them, you’d prefer to watch that Leeds team and have a right bash at it.
“They’ve come in they’re fearless, they’re having a right go at it. The team’s flying, they have wingers as full-backs, its great to watch.
“Stuart Dallas is playing unbelievably well, he scored a great goal again yesterday.
“I can’t wait for Leeds to play.”
Take the positives
Football is a results game but it’s also entertainment. What’s the point of dedicating your life to football if it’s not fun?
We might have lost 6-2 to Man United and that hurts deeply, but we’d rather that than drawing 1-1 with Millwall under another manager.
Let’s not forget how many managers tried and failed to get Leeds out of the Championship.
Andrea Radrizzani and Marcelo Bielsa have a long-term plan for Leeds and yesterday was just a speed bump. There will be others.
We talked about the Man United game being a free hit and Leeds were never really expected to go to Old Trafford and get a win.
We might not have been expected to concede six, either, but a loss is a loss. In the grand scheme of things, as long as it doesn’t have a negative impact on the players, it doesn’t matter how much we lose by if we lose.
Spurs might be further up the league but they’re playing a miserable brand of football and they still lost 2-0 to Leicester on Sunday.
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