Ronaldo Vieira has admitted to LUTV that he was not happy with his performance during the second-half of Leeds' draw with Aston Villa last weekend, but suggested that he was pleased with the way the Whites competed against their Championship rivals.
Thomas Christiansen's side were looking to build on some of the momentum that they have started to pick up in recent weeks following wins over Middlesbrough and Barnsley in their previous three fixtures heading into the contest - but they would have known that they were in for an extremely tough night with Steve Bruce's side going into the game off the back of three victories.
Leeds would end Villa's winning run, but it was a game of really contrasting halves, with the Whites in the driving seat in the first 45 minutes and taking the lead through Pontus Jansson, while the Villans struck back in the second-half and equalised through Henri Lansbury.
While Villa's second-half display suggested that they deserved a point, Vieira was arguably still extremely impressive in the middle of the park alongside Kalvin Phillips. Nevertheless, the academy graduate admitted that he was not happy with his display, especially after the break.
"Not second-half, no. I thought first-half we played well as a team. Second-half, we dropped deep and didn't have much of the ball, but as a team, I thought we competed well, and defended well as well."
It may not have been a performance that Vieira will remember fondly, but he is arguably being harsh on himself as he and Phillips performed well and really gave the defence the kind of support that meant that Felix Wiedwald actually had little to do.
But Christiansen may be delighted with the midfielder's comments as it just hints that he is looking to do even better, and the Leeds boss may be challenging Vieira to find that extra gear when the Whites take on QPR at Loftus Road on Saturday.