By Peter Lynch

28th May, 2023 | 5:14pm

Chris Sutton rages at Leeds United players live on BT Sport for 'embarrassing' turn of events

Chris Sutton has raged at the “embarrassing” turn of events at Leeds United in recent times.

The BT Sport pundit blasted the club for hiring Sam Allardyce as manager, as well as the players for their celebrations on the pitch after their recent loss to Manchester City.

Sutton’s criticism came after Leeds went 1-0 down at home to Tottenham after just two minutes in their match on Sunday (28 May).

“It was an absolute last roll of the dice, wasn’t it?” Sutton said on BT Sport Score (4:39pm, 28 May). “Big Sam coming in, it was just ridiculous, chaotic. I don’t know why they made that decision. 

“They had 11 points from 11 games with Gracia but they lost their nerve, didn’t they? They got absolutely smashed at home by Crystal Palace and then Liverpool. 

“Big Sam comes in and now they’re all about long throws, bit of enthusiasm. They celebrated on the pitch after losing to Manchester City – that was embarrassing. Two games later, Big Sam is saying after the West Ham defeat, the team aren’t good enough.”

Huge 45 minutes ahead

Leeds went into the clash against Tottenham fully aware of the importance of picking up the three points, but they started the match in the worst possible way.

It really has been a miserable season for the West Yorkshire outfit, but their fans have not let themselves down throughout the entire campaign, constantly willing on their players in the hope that they could at one point turn things around.

The manager has done his best to try and get a tune out of the current squad, and the same can be said for both Jesse Marsch and Javi Gracia, meaning it maybe is just this group of players that are not capable of playing in the top flight.

But they still have time to put things, even if it involves a mammoth effort in the second 45 minutes at Elland Road.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites want to sign one 13-goal forward this summer after an impressive European season.