Soccer-Strength in depth a concern for injury-hit Leeds, says Bielsa

Soccer-Strength in depth a concern for injury-hit Leeds, says Bielsa

21/10/2021 5:31:00 PM

Soccer-Strength in depth a concern for injury-hit Leeds, says Bielsa

(Reuters) - Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa on Thursday suggested that squad depth was an issue for his side who have made a slow start to the season following a spate of injuries.

"Last season, Leeds used the fewest players. They were the team who changed the fewest players for their starting XI. They were the team who ran the most in all the values," said Bielsa ahead of the Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

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"We suffered a lot of injuries, sometimes simultaneously and in the same position. There is evidence (that the squad needs more depth)."Leeds will be without right back Luke Ayling, striker Patrick Bamford and left back Junior Firpo for another two games, while Robin Koch is still a month away from returning to action following surgery to repair damage to his pubis area.

Midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who hasn't played in three weeks due to a calf problem, is back in training but is unlikely to feature against Wolves."... Also, that there are no alternative plans in the way of playing. The way of playing is generic and it's very difficult to imagine the game in a different way," added the manager.

"We try to have the ball more than the opponent. We try to take the ball from our half to theirs without putting the ball too much at risk and having possession in their half creates danger. That's part of all models."Leeds, with have six points from eight games, are six points behind 10th-placed Wolves.

(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis) Read more: The Star »

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