Rosler explains Berardi substitution, asked whether he feels pressure from Cellino

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More post-match reaction from the Leeds head coach after his side's 2-0 loss to Birmingham City on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler has explained that Gaetano Berardi signaled to him that he wasn't 100 per cent and feels substituting him against Birmingham for Sam Byram was a sensible decision, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Indeed, when asked about the right-back, the German is quoted as telling reporters: "I took Berardi off because he signalled to me that he wasn’t 100 per cent.

"We had Sam on the bench and we needed to attack. It was a sensible decision."

Meanwhile, when asked if he is under pressure from owner Massimo Cellino after a poor run at Leeds - especially when you take into account United's home form over the last few months - Rosler said:

"The only pressure I have or feel on myself is to win games of football. That is my own high standard I have on myself."

It's a fair response, of course, but it does come off a tad tetchy and, once again, arrogant.

Rosler needs to be careful about going down the Brendan Rodgers path of always bigging himself & his 'sensible decisions' up and almost talking down to reporters when put under pressure.

The Leeds boss did respond well during some of his post-match interviews after the Birmingham defeat, admitting he needs to change things up at Elland Road.

But the German should get used to questions about Cellino and job security as it comes with the territory. Especially when you're losing.

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