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Should Leeds United keep playing from the back? It didn’t work against Cardiff…

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It’s been noticeable that Leeds United have adopted a style of playing from the back this season.

Goalkeeper and defenders exchange passes in order to draw opposing players in, leaving empty areas exposed further up-field for attacking options.

Barcelona are the past masters of this and it’s no surprise that an ex-Barcelona coach implemented this style at Manchester City last season.

Pep Guardiola found it difficult to perfect in his first year in charge. I do remember their defence getting caught out on a lot of occasions. But he seems to have got it right now because City are flying at the moment. It was the reason why they didn’t achieve anything last season.

Leeds seem to be getting the same teething problems.

Championship teams have identified it as their weak spot. It does not reflect well on Leeds when it goes wrong.

Either time is needed to get it right or the players aren’t good enough.

It went wrong at Cardiff.

Their front three were like hyenas sensing blood for the whole 90 minutes.

It’s how Cardiff got their first goal. Mateusz Klich lost the ball in his own half and seconds later it was swept into the net with simple ease.

Leeds coach Thomas Christiansen will not abandon this style.

He and Guardiola are from the same school of thought.

Both have cited Johann Cruyff as their mentor, believing this is the path towards successful football.

When Christiansen perfects it, Leeds will be a great team.


ScoopDragon Football News Network

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