Pair of Leeds stars again singled out as ‘not good enough’ following Villarreal stalemate

 

The Leeds United faithful have taken to social media in numbers this evening, to highlight concerns with two members of Marcelo Bielsa’s squad, ahead of the new season.

Bamford amongst the goals

The Peacocks got their preparations for the 2021/22 campaign back underway a short time ago.

Bielsa’s men faced off with Unai Emery’s Villarreal, hoping for a much-needed bounce-back performance.

Before this evening, Leeds’ pre-season had consisted of a 1-1 stalemate with Blackburn, followed by successive defeats to all of Fleetwood Town, Real Betis and, most recently, Ajax.

When all was said and done on Saturday, though, a much improved display ultimately saw the Yorkshire outfit steady the ship.

Goals from Mateusz Klich and star man Patrick Bamford eventually culminated in a credible 2-2 draw with the Europa League champions.

Roberts & Costa targeted

On the back of this evening’s action coming to a close, Leeds’ supporters have since expressed their widespread delight with the timely nature of the club’s improved showing versus Villarreal.

The Whites are, after all, set to kick off their Premier League campaign in just a week’s time, with a daunting trip to Old Trafford.

As outlined above, however, whilst the majority of Marcelo Bielsa’s squad have come in for praise on Saturday, a pair of the club’s stars, on the other hand, have actually been singled out for heavy criticism.

The players in question come in the form of Helder Costa and Tyler Roberts.

Both were introduced off the bench versus Villarreal, with their disappointing respective showings having seen concerns surrounding the lack of depth in Leeds’ squad ahead of the new season come back to the fore in a major way:

 

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