By David Woods

5th Jan, 2021 | 7:06am

'Finally', 'Wow' – Many Leeds fans react as talkSPORT broadcaster explodes false Leeds narrative

There’s always a media narrative in play about Leeds United. 

Last season it was burnout. That’s carried on this season but the most popular is how the style of play that Leeds take into every game is costing them points and has to change.

Many pundits are saying that Marcelo Bielsa has no plan B and that he can’t go into games against top sides and expect to attack.

talkSPORT pundit Adrian Durham is the man who pointed out exactly what is wrong with this theory.

Talking on the Drive show on Monday, Durham pointed out what no one else has been saying – the huge injury problems Leeds have currently got.

“[Bielsa] knows Tottenham have better players than Leeds,” said Durham. “When you have three centre-backs out and you’re newly promoted like Leeds, how do you think you’re going to get on against Son and Kane?

“Even if they’d shut up shop… With three centre-backs out, how are they supposed to shut up shop? Do people not understand football?

“It’s unbelievable. Leeds priority was survival… Look at the other two [newly promoted clubs], look at the other two and see how much they’re struggling.

“Leeds are on 23 points, 12 points, four wins above the relegation zone and people are calling for them to change. Do you understand anything about football?

“Leeds priority was survival, Bielsa’s priority was style, they’ve got both. What’s the problem?”

Leeds fans were absolutely loving what Durham had to say – and no wonder.

If a top-six side had their defence decimated with all three senior centre-backs out, it would be headline news.

With Leeds, it’s gone completely under the radar.

With Gaetano Berardi, it’s actually four senior centre-backs out.

Considering that, Leeds have been doing brilliantly, sitting one point ahead of Wolves, often praised for how they’ve coped in the Premier League.

Coming up to the halfway point of the season, Leeds are in a great position in the league and we’ve got there playing thrilling, attractive football.

As Durham said, what’s the problem?

Here’s how Leeds United fans reacted to the Durham rant…

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