Darko Milanic comments on Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday in Championship

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Leeds United manager Darko Milanic reflects on his side’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship and has special praise for Keiren Westwood.

Leeds United manager Darko Milanic has played down his side’s lack of goals under him.

The 46-year-old made the comments following the Whites’ 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday.

Giuseppe Bellusci’s equaliser in the 79th minute in the Yorkshire derby was Leeds’s first goal in the three matches that Milanic has been in charge of.

The Slovenian started his reign as the former Premier League outfit’s manager with a 2-0 away defeat to Brentford and could only draw 0-0 with Reading at home on Wednesday.

Milanic, though, does not seem to be bothered about Leeds failing to score enough at the moment and singled out Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood for special praise.

‘Yes, I thought so, that we had enough chances to win’, he told Sky Sports. ‘Sheffield Wednesday’s goalkeeper was extremely good. It is not only a question of scoring goals. Football is also something else: it is about fighting.

‘We saw a good opponent today and we went close to winning the game, but if a goalkeeper is so good, then it is difficult’.

Milanic’s side did create chances against Wednesday. Leeds had 10 shots but only four of them were on target.

Perhaps it is finishing off chances that is the main problem for Leeds’s attack at the moment.

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