Newcastle striker Callum Wilson thinks Leeds United in trouble in relegation battle
Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson believes it’s Leeds who are in the most trouble in the battle against relegation this season.
The Whites currently sit two points above the relegation zone having played a game more than Everton, but are level on points behind Burnley before their game with Arsenal on Sunday [May 8].
But speaking before that Burnley defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday [May 7], Wilson told his Footballer’s Football Podcast that he felt it was Jesse Marsch’s side who were in the most trouble when it came to falling into the Championship.
“If I had to choose from the remaining fixtures, it looks like Leeds could be in trouble,” he said.
“We were in that position not so long ago and we managed to get ourselves out of there thankfully. I just feel with the remaining fixtures and the little bit of momentum that Everton have now got by beating Chelsea, that could be what they need to lift themselves out.
“Burnley have done tremendous to get themselves into that position that they are because they were down and out but they are the ones who are in form at the moment.
“I think it’s Leeds who are in trouble.”
Leeds have certainly been put in a tough position by the incredible form of Burnley in recent weeks, where they picked up 10 points from 12 having only managed 24 in the entire season up to that point.
The Whites have got a far worse goal difference and having played a game more than Everton, if the Toffees were successful in their game in hand it would be us who drop into the red zone.
However, Burnley’s defeat against Villa is a lifeline. Leeds must travel to the Emirates Stadium and now they know that a win or any sort of positive result gives them the edge once more.
It will be tough, of course, but knowing that survival is back in their hands after what has been an incredibly tough season will be a huge boost ahead of a massive game.
Leeds must believe they can survive, even if nobody else does, otherwise they may as well give it up now.
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