Leeds United captain Sol Bamba confirms confronting Massimo Cellino after Uwe Rosler sacking

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The Ivorian was not pleased to see the German leave the club.

Leeds United played their first match under the management of Steve Evans last night, picking up an impressive 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage against Fulham.

It was a game that in truth they probably deserved to win were it not for some good saves from the Fulham goalkeeper Joe Lewis.

It was of course a game which came just after the recent sacking of Uwe Rosler. His departure was yet another controversial decision from Leeds owner Massimo Cellino.

Now Leeds club captain Sol Bamba has had his say.

Speaking after an excellent performance for Leeds against Fulham he told BBC Radio Leeds of his disappointment to see Rosler leave the club and on how he confronted Cellino after the decision had been made:

"Personally I think it is harsh. The owner he knows me, he said he appreciates me as a captain as he knows I say the truth and I spoke to him after he made that decision and I said every club needs stability and if anyone wants to get a big club promoted you need time.

"I said this to him and I said this to the manager. He was disappointed but he said it is football, we have to move on. The gaffer told me as well I need to move on and that's what I am trying to do.

"But from a personal point of view I am very disappointed because I had a good relationship with the manager, he made me captain which was a huge honour and I can't thank him enough for that. But, that's football and I'm here, I have a job to do, I'm a professional that's what i am going to do."

Bamba though is a true professional and is certainly likely to work well under his new boss Evans. The Ivorian club captain is a player that the club's younger players will look up to in this difficult period at Elland Road.

But it is good to see that Bamba is not afraid to stand up to the controversial owner, who was recently disqualified by the Football League yet again, in tough times.

A top leader for what are difficult times at Leeds.

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