Former player suggests “inexcusable” Leeds defender played role in Bielsa sacking

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Former Leeds United player Paul Robinson has suggested Diego Llorente played in a role in the sacking of Marcelo Bielsa.

Robinson claimed that due to “inexcusable” performances, Llorente played a role in the sacking of their former manager, whilst speaking to MOT Leeds News.

“Llorente’s defending has been schoolboy at times. His defending has been inexcusable, which hasn’t helped the situation,” the former England goalkeeper said.

“Yes, they’ve created chances but they haven’t got Bamford up there, they haven’t got Kalvin Phillips, they’re creating chances but they’re not taking them.

“Do you know what? The longer it goes, the players don’t want to lose possession so rather than take that chance in the final third, they’ll play the easy ball so they don’t lose possession. Nobody wanted to take that risk.

“The quality in the final third they had has gone due to a lack of confidence. That’s the reason they’re not creating as many chances as they did.”

Claiming an individual player played a role in the sacking is unfair, as the performances of every single one of them as a collective has contributed to Bielsa losing his job.

Most Leeds United players have underperformed this season and they’ve struggled with injuries to key players.

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