Tyler Roberts in awe of Leeds teammate Raphinha
Leeds United midfielder Tyler Roberts has been singing the praises of his teammate Raphinha.
He commented on the Brazilian’s talent and suggested Victor Orta landed a bargain by signing the winger for £17million last summer.
Raphinha impressed against Wolves once again, scoring a SofaScore rating of 8.8, which prompted Roberts’ comments.
He told the Sunday Mirror, “I think Raphinha’s definitely a steal.
“In training you can just see straight away he’s a typical skillful Brazilian player.
“His work ethic as well is outstanding and it goes so well in our team.
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“We are lucky to have him and I think he’s worth a lot of money. He’s definitely a great player and I enjoy playing with him.”
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Matching Raphinha’s talent
It is a joy to watch Raphinha at the moment and while some players have impressed this season, others have let the 24-year-old down on occasion.
Per SofaScore, Raphinha produced three big chances against Wolves, yet his teammates failed to score as a result.
Liam Cooper missed arguably our best chance with a header following a Raphinha free-kick.
The game against Crystal Palace also saw Pascal Struijk miss a brilliant chance with a header from Raphinha’s set-piece.
We have seen signs of Raphinha’s frustrations before, most notably against Crawley, so there is a possibility that he will grow tired of his teammates letting him down.
To avoid that we have to be more clinical in front of goal.
That may mean quality additions in the summer and significant spending, but that is necessary if we are to build on our ambition to make it into Europe.
With the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool showing interest in Raphinha we have to show him that we are making progress on and off the pitch.
That may be the only way to ensure he stays at Elland Road.
In other Leeds United news, ‘That’s outrageous’ – Gary Lineker stunned by one thing after Leeds 1-0 defeat v Wolves.