Leeds United managed Marcelo Bielsa has continued to back Patrick Bamford despite the striker’s woes in pre-season. The former Chelsea graduate struggled to find the net during the club’s pre-season tour of Australia and he was particularly poor against Western Sydney Wanderers, where he was handed with a number of clear-cut chances.
Speaking to Leeds Live, Bielsa acknowledged that Bamford is not going through the best of times in the club’s shirt but hopefully, he can finally convert the chances into goals sooner rather than later, he said: “For a striker it is very important they create chances. At the same time, for his confidence it is important he finally finishes these chances and scores. One of the first steps for a forward is it is important he creates a chance and makes steps in his performance in the pre-season and finally he scores goals.”
Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has said that the team should shed the disappointment of losing to Sheffield United and should look focus on the next game following the international break. The Yorkshire outfit were leapfrogged by Sheffield to the second automatic promotion spot at the weekend after the Blades secured a slender 1-0 triumph.
Speaking after the game, Bamford highlighted that Leeds were the better team on the day and they could have scored thrice in the opening half alone. He added that the Peacocks were eventually made to rue for the chances and should have at least shared the spoils, he said: “I thought we played really well, we dominated the game and we should have been 3-0 up in the first half.”