Leeds United defender Sol Bamba has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post suggesting that the club have to get used to adapting and switching formations in the middle of games next season.
The match against Harrogate last Friday saw Leeds boss Uwe Rosler experimenting with different players and systems, as he looks for the right sort of formula before the competitive action returns in under a month.
Bamba has admitted that it can be difficult for any team to adapt and adjust to different demands from a manager, but has simply insisted that it’s something the club have to get used to.
“It can be difficult. You saw that with the result - In the first half it was 3-5-2 and in the second it was 4-3-3. We need to get used to that,” Bamba told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Leeds will have to adapt during big games
There are going to be matches in the Championship where Rosler gets his game plan wrong.
There are some very good teams in the division and some opposition sides will find ways of nullifying Leeds when they setup for important games.
The club need to have a solid ability to switch up and adapt during big games when that happens in order to prevent themselves becoming overpowered and overawed in matches against clever opponents.
Pre-season is the perfect time to experiment
Any fan wants to see perfect results from their football club but pre-season is the perfect time to experiment because there is no pressure hanging over the head of the football club.
It doesn’t matter in terms of the direct consequences, if Leeds lose a game because Rosler has drastically changed the system during a match.
He’s searching for the right formation and system, while getting the players used to making those changes so the impact should be smaller for the more serious matches.