Tony Dorigo: I don't want to be entertained by Leeds United anymore
Tony Dorigo has urged Leeds United to stop being entertaining in order to improve results after the 4-3 defeat to Tottenham.
Leeds United ended the first half of the season with two 4-3 results in the Premier League. The first came in win against Bournemouth while the last match before the break saw the Whites lose to Tottenham.
A combined 14 goals in the final two games explains just how frantic Jesse Marsch’s side played – much to the discontent of former Leeds defender Dorigo.
Via his Yorkshire Evening Post column, BT Sport pundit Dorigo wrote: “It’s frustrating because we have seen each player play very, very well at times this season but then it just seems to come unstuck for one or two.
“I get so entertained watching Leeds these days. And I don’t want to be. I don’t want to be the first on Match Of The Day again and can we stop that because it’s crazy.”
While it does get frustrating from time to time, Leeds fans have grown accustomed to the wild and whacky football at Elland Road ever since Marcelo Bielsa’s appointment.
Leeds fans quickly realised why he was nicknamed ‘El Loco’, with the Argentine employing some exciting yet crazy tactics in the Championship. It was a system that saw Leeds finally break their Premier League curse and pick up some outstanding results along the way.
That will always be cherished by Leeds fans, and while Marsch adopts a slightly more pragmatic approach than his predecessor, the American has stuck to the Leeds United way.
It’s certainly backfired at times, but it also produces football for fans to get behind, and Leeds have produced some major upsets against big teams playing in that manner.
Results can come playing in this fashion, and while it’s a long and often annoying process, the entertainment value of Leeds is not worth sacrificing just to plug a few short-term holes.
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