Danny Mills has stated that Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa doesn’t trust Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah yet.
The striker has been in constant competition with Patrick Bamford for the starting spot in the Whites lineup but has failed to impress Bielsa enough to earn himself starts in the league.
It’s something that Bielsa may now be pondering considering that the Whites were defeated by Millwall last Saturday, and have endured a tricky run of late despite starting the season in sensational form.
Mills has expressed that there must be something that the Argentine just doesn’t see in Nketiah at the moment to justify a starting spot.
Speaking to Football Insider, Mills said: “Yeah, he is but he just hasn’t really had a chance at Leeds from the start.
“It’s an interesting one, clearly it’s something that Bielsa doesn’t quite see in training, playing international football is different, it’s not the same as playing league football and certainly Championship football.
“You have to trust Marcelo Bielsa and say what is he not seeing in training? What is not happening for him to not be put in the starting line up. There’s just something that isn’t right. Bielsa clearly doesn’t trust him yet.”
It’s a really interesting debate that will only rifle on until Nketiah gets a couple of games in the Leeds side from the start.
The striker has been good coming off the bench but he will want to get more playing time and start playing from the beginning. He could be a crucial part in what Leeds are trying to achieve this season, and they have to start playing him in the near future.
Even Unai Emery said he asked Nketiah to stay at Arsenal for the season and play a part from the bench but he’s basically faring the same fate just at a lower side.