Leeds United lost against Rotherham United in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.
The former Leeds striker made the comments during BBC Sport’s coverage of the Championship game between Rotherham and Leeds at the AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
“Charlie Taylor was half a yard behind Lee Frecklington, and that was the difference,” Whelan told BBC Sport regarding Rotherham’s first goal. “He didn't get himself back up quick enough and Frecklington took advantage of that.”
“Bellusci dropped us right in it and that's not the sort of thing I'd expect in any level of football, professional or otherwise,” said the Englishman while analysing the late penalty that was awarded to the Millers.
“He was trying to do an overhead kick, which is a difficult technique. Just do your job properly and clear the ball. It meant Silvestri has to come out, which then led to the penalty.”
Leeds lost to Rotherham due to individual mistakes, and that will disappoint manager Steve Evans.
The West Yorkshire’s recent performances and results have been disappointing, and the loss against a team fighting for survival in the Championship suggests that a lot of work needs to be done.
Over the course of the 90 minutes at the the AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hosts Rotherham had 33% of the possession, took 11 shots of which three were on target, and earned three corners.
Visitors Leeds had 67% of the possession, took 26 shots of which only eight were on target, and earned six corners.