By Max Parsons

4th Nov, 2021 | 7:40am

Rodrigo believes Leeds United deserve more than they've got so far this season

Rodrigo admits the side has underperformed so far this season but insists Leeds United has deserved more than it’s got.

The 30-year-old has been crucial to the Whites’ little resurgence in the past couple of league fixtures, netting in consecutive Premier League games to help earn four points and lift Leeds out of the relegation zone.

Rodrigo recognises that he and his colleagues have been largely sub-par, although claims that their performances have merited more than their current situation (via Yorkshire Evening Post).

“I think it’s true that we didn’t start the season well but, in my opinion, it’s also true that we deserve more than we’ve got in this moment,” the Spaniard said.

“We’ve played really good games but didn’t achieve the win. That’s football, we just have to keep working, keep believing and being thankful for the support of our fans; they were really important [at Norwich] again,” he continued. “But the win is here and we’re really happy.”

Signs of improvement

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There have been unmistakable signs of improvement in recent weeks, with Leeds managing to pick valuable results up. The Whites are now officially on their best run of form this campaign, with a draw and a win in their last two.

Rodrigo’s aforementioned contribution has been vital in starring frontman Patrick Bamford’s absence, while Raphinha’s typically glowing influence has supplemented the striker’s two goals in two outings.

Now, consistency is key. Although, that virtue has never come easily to Leeds since their return to the big time. Having lifted themselves out of the relegation spaces in recent weeks, however, Leeds have to kick on and make progress this campaign.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men face a tough test at home to Leicester on Sunday. The Foxes have had a rough start to the season and, with Europa League action occupying them on Thursday night, the Whites must capitalise.

In other Leeds United news, Tony Dorigo has had his say on the Whites’ wicked winger Raphinha.