By Pranav Shahaney

22nd Aug, 2021 | 7:40pm

Gabriel Agbonlahor: Leeds United don't want to progress

Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Leeds United will not finish higher than last season after the way they’ve played the first two games.

Leeds United have started the new campaign on a sour note, losing to Manchester United and drawing at Everton.

At the time of writing, the Whites find themselves in 15th place on the table, with a goal difference of -4.

Discussing their performances on talkSPORT, the former Premier League striker said, “Leeds going forward are a pleasure to watch. Everyone’s excited.

“But how I look at it, they don’t want to progress from last season. They don’t want to finish higher than last season.

“For me, they won’t, because you can’t be playing how they’re playing.”

Out of his mind

His comments are akin to those of people who said the same thing at the start of last season.

Due to Marcelo Bielsa’s attacking brand of football, they believed that we weren’t strong enough at the back and would eventually be facing the threat of relegation.

We survived quite comfortably and in fact, finished in the top half of the table – which was a huge bonus.

This time around, it’s been a quiet summer and we do expect players to come in before deadline day.

We have been slow starters and we’re not worried at all by how our performances have been over these two games.

There have been positives to take on both occasions and we’re going to get better very soon.

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