By Adefunmiloye Alani

14th Sep, 2021 | 3:40pm

Andrea Radrizzani hopes Leeds United can start season afresh with Newcastle trip

Leeds United are yet to win a Premier League game this season but Andrea Radrizzani is feeling confident ahead of Friday’s trip to Newcastle United.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have only picked up two points after draws with Everton and Burnley, and they were on the receiving end of emphatic defeats at the hands of Manchester United and Liverpool.

The tough run of games has not helped, but Leeds will fancy their chances against the Magpies, and Radrizzani is looking forward to the game.

“We hope to make points next time, we can get better, [we] hope to get three points against West Ham and start even from Friday with Newcastle, we need to start to get more results,” he told Sky Sports (via Yorkshire Evening Post).

“I am sure we will, I am confident. We have tough starts, two very strong sides here at Elland Road, Everton and Liverpool, [but] I am still positive that we can start our season again on Friday at Newcastle.”


Newcastle have drawn just one of their opening four games, losing the other three, and this is the best time to play against Steve Bruce’s side.

They have scored five goals and shipped 12, and while that is very similar to Leeds’ stats, Man Utd are the only tough team they have faced.

The St. James’ Park outfit have lost to West Ham United and Aston Villa, and they have been dealt a massive injury blow, with their striker Callum Wilson ruled out of Friday’s game [The Athletic].

The fans have also turned against the unpopular Bruce [Evening Chronicle], and that could play into Leeds’ hands.

Despite their similar starts to the campaign, the style of play of Bielsa’s side makes them favourites, and it would not be surprising if they return to Yorkshire with all three points.

A win will come as a timely boost for the Whites, and their best chance of finally getting one is against Newcastle.

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