Sam Matterface believes Rasmus Kristensen was the reason Leeds United conceded in draw v Southampton
Sam Matterface believes that Rasmus Kristensen was to blame for the two goals that Leeds United conceded in their 2-2 Premier League draw against Southampton.
Second-half goals from Joe Aribo and Kyle Walker-Peters saw Jesse Marsch’s side blow a two-goal lead at St Mary’s.
talkSPORT’s Matterface feels that the Danish defender was to blame for both goals and slammed his performance on the South Coast.
Talking on talkSPORT’s GameDay Podcast, Matterface said [15 August, 48:10]: “They do have one issue and that’s the right back.
“He [Kristensen] was the reason why they conceded those two goals at the weekend, he had an awful second half.
“He was getting dragged out of position and Moussa Djenepo was licking his lips.
“The second goal comes from Kristensen not bothering to challenge Che Adams in the build-up to it. It was a very poor performance from him.”
Kristensen is still adapting to the Premier League, but the former RB Salzburg man can’t be the sole reason why Leeds gave away a two-nil lead at the weekend.
He should certainly be looking to challenge Adams more effectively for the second goal, with the Southampton striker able to bring the ball down comfortably before helping set up Walker-Peters’ equaliser.
For both goals, there was still plenty of time between Kristensen’s errors and the ball ending up in the back of Leeds’ net.
The right-back enjoyed a good preseason for Leeds and there should be no worry about his performances going forward with the Premier League a hard place for foreign players to adapt.
Kristensen will learn from his mistakes and hopefully continue to develop and become a key player for Leeds going forward.
His ability to be an attacking outlet will certainly be an exciting prospect for the Elland Road faithful in the coming weeks.
Matterface is probably being a bit harsh on this one.
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