This week’s international break gave Leeds a chance to lick the wounds of two disappointing defeats in three games to drop the West Yorkshire side down to fifth.
Leeds suffered their third defeat of the season just before the international break, at the hands of Millwall at the New Den. The defeat was marred by a controversial refereeing decision which saw Gaetano Berardi sent off for being deemed to have denied a clear goal-scoring opportunity. He has since had this red card overturned.
This defeat some unsurprised due to Leeds’ poor form at Millwall, with others frustrated that we couldn’t take advantage of a side who recently lost their boss.
The break presented an opportunity for some Leeds players to wash their hands of a poor run of form with a spell away from the club, some to work hard in training to make up for the dropped points, and others chance to recover from injury, namely Adam Forshaw and Pablo Hernandez.
Here, we take to social media, to look at how the players have spent this international break…
Kalvin Phillips and Ben White
Phillips and White have formed a strong bond since the latter joined on-loan from Brighton in the summer. The defensive pair have enjoyed a brilliant start to the season, with some touting them to plug the gaps in Southgate’s England squad in the future.
However, this was not the case for this break, with the pair enjoying some time away from football relaxing in Reykjavik:
Stuart Dallas, however, was in action for his country over the weekend, as Northern Ireland faced tough games away to Holland and the Czech Republic in which they lost 3-1 and won 3-2 respectively.
Dallas had a major part to play in the defeat in Rotterdam, setting up the game’s opening goal by beating ex-Man United defender Daley Blind, before crossing just over Juventus’ Matthijs De Ligt to find Josh Magennis. Northern Ireland were unlucky to lose the game, having scored late into the game themselves.
The 18-year-old enjoyed his international break by having time away with Poland’s under-21 squad, where he scored the only goal in their win over Serbia on Tuesday night.
Bogusz is yet to play a league game for the Whites but had impressed massively in pre-season and so far for the under-23s.
Eddie Nketiah continued his push for a starting place in Bielsa’s side by showcasing his talents for England’s under-21 side over the weekend.
Nketiah had already scored one goal this break going into Tuesday’s test against Austria. Nketiah ended up scoring two and having a third accredited as an own-goal, despite taking home the match ball:
— Eddie Nketiah (@EddieNketiah9) October 15, 2019
Nketiah’s scintillating form for his country has led to many pondering what he actually has to do to earn a starting spot over the misfiring Patrick Bamford.