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Steve Evans comments on Mirco Antenucci’s performance against Forest

Mirco Antenucci

Leeds United suffered a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has told LUTV that Mirco Antenucci did not have a good game against Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.

Antenucci started the Championship match against Forest at Elland Road and played for the entire 90 minutes.

The Italian striker took one shot, had a pass accuracy of 77%, created one chance, put in three crosses, attempted three dribbles, and made one interception.

Evans said after the game, which ended in a 1-0 defeat for Leeds, that the 31-year-old worked hard.

“I don’t think Mirco had his best day today,” Evans told LUTV. “He has tried ever so hard. I can’t fault the commitment and effort of the team.”

Antenucci is not having a good season and is not guaranteed a place in the Leeds starting lineup.

The former Ternana striker has scored five goals and created 14 chances in 26 Championship appearances for the Whites so far this campaign.

The Italian has a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 52%, and has won three headers, 12 dribbles and three tackles.

Leeds are 16th in the Championship table at the moment with 36 points from 30 matches, 11 points above the relegation zone.

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