Leeds United face Middlesbrough on Sunday looking to turn around their season that has dramatically declined.
The Whites topped the league in September but six defeats in seven has seen Thomas Christiansen’s men drop down to 10th in the league. That has ramped up the pressure on the boss ahead of Garry Monk’s Boro coming to Elland Road this weekend.
And, writing for the Yorkshire Evening Post, Sky Sports EFL pundit David Prutton thinks the players need to improve and wants more from one man in particular.
“The fact you have got a centre-forward who touches the ball so very rarely is quite staggering. Pierre-Michel Lasogga needs to assert himself more. For all his physical size and stature, he doesn’t cause the opposition enough problems, whether that’s because of him as an individual or because Leeds are not facilitating him. I think it’s probably a bit of both.”
Prutton also wanted the team to develop a more ruthless approach to upcoming games.
“Maybe that nasty streak of ‘we’re Leeds United, we rub people up the wrong way’, needs to dovetail with how well we know they can play football.”
It’s hard to argue with David Prutton who makes two very fair points here.
Firstly, despite his goal record Lasogga doesn’t do anywhere near enough. He has all the qualities to be a real threat in the Championship but doesn’t work hard enough at the minute.
Additionally, they team have been soft in recent weeks and getting that edge back would certainly help and it has to start on Sunday for the sake of the manager.
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