Leeds star Antenucci has season high 7 shots, but loses possession 15 times

New York Stadium sign, Rotherham

Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci displayed the positive and negative sides of his game in the loss at Rotherham.

Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci displayed the positive and negative sides of his game in the loss at Rotherham.

The Italian has been in good form lately, nominated for the Championship player of the month award for March after netting four goals in a three game winning spell for the club.

Leeds have since lost two games in a row, suffering derby defeats to Huddersfield and Rotherham, although on Antenucci's part, the defeat at the weekend was not through lack of effort.

The 31-year-old attempted more shots (7) than he has done in any game for Leeds this season, with four landing on target.

  MatchTotal Scoring AttemptsOn Target Scoring Attempts
Mirco Antenucci Rotherham vs Leeds 7 4
Mirco Antenucci Leeds vs Sheff Wed 5 0
Mirco Antenucci Leeds vs Bolton 4 2
Mirco Antenucci Cardiff vs Leeds 4 3
Mirco Antenucci Middlesbrough vs Leeds 4 2
Mirco Antenucci Fulham vs Leeds 4 2

Antenucci is out of contract at the end of the season, and his recent uptick in form may be no coincidence, but part of his good work at the weekend was undermined by a lack of guile in possession.

He gave the ball away on 15 separate occasions, including crucially in the lead up to Rotherham winning a late penalty which decided the game.

This was by no means his highest figure in this regard this season - Antenucci lost possession 22 times in the game against Bolton, and it is an aspect of his game which needs work.

It can be easily glossed over with goals, but when they dry up despite his best efforts on Saturday, then the smaller errors become more costly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

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