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Sol Bamba optimistic for next season at Leeds United

Sol Bamba scored in Leeds United's match against Blackburn Rovers last weekend.

Sol Bamba has admitted to the Yorkshire Evening Post that he was upset after Leeds United training last Friday.

The Whites participated in some set piece practice before their match against Blackburn Rovers, but Bamba failed to perform to the best of his ability.

The Ivorian missed a host of chances on the training field, but he made up for his lack of ruthlessness by scoring at Ewood Park last Saturday.

Bamba latched on to a corner to put Leeds into the lead against Blackburn, before Mirco Antenucci completed the triumph.

And Bamba said: “To be honest, we had a practice at set-pieces on Friday and I kept missing all of them, missing the ball, missing the target.

“I was upset but everyone said ‘keep it for today (Blackburn).’ That’s what happened.”

Leeds win over Blackburn was their third in succession, and it has elevated them into 13th place in the Championship table.

Manager Steve Evans has now gone on record to state that he wants to help his side finish in the top 10, with optimism levels rising at Elland Road.

Leeds are likely to use the rest of this season to lay the foundations for next campaign, where they will be looking to mount a promotion push, and Bamba has faith that the side will be in a better place.

“It’s difficult to talk about that (next season) because you’re probably going to have some players come in and some players are going to go,” he said.

“But I think what’s important is to keep the core of the team and with performances like this it’s up to us to show what we can do to stay at the club.

“Obviously the owner and the manager are going to try to make some adjustments and bring in some players, and we’re going to be stronger for it.”

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