Leeds United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to the performance of Gaetano Berardi against Derby County.
Berardi featured for Leeds in their Championship game against Derby away from home at the Pride Park Stadium on Saturday evening.
The 29-year-old, who can operate as a right-back or as a left-back, started the match and played for the entire 90 minutes, as Marcelo Bielsa’s side won 4-1.
The Switzerland international actually played as a central defender against Derby, and his performance against Frank Lampard’s side drew mixed responses from Leeds fans on Twitter.
Below are some of the best comments:
Not enough praise goes to Berardi. Been thrown into every position in that defence and played well. Looked like he was surplus with Ayling and Douglas, but right now, for me, he’s keeping Pontus firmly on the bench. Well done, Gaetano.#LUFC— Dirty Leeds (@Dirty_Leeds94) August 11, 2018
Berardi is the only real weak link at the minute..as good as we have been defensively get injuries dont have cover— Conor (@Conor2018) August 11, 2018
I agree with Phil. Thought he was very shakey especially in the first half. He was the one punting it up field when Ayling, Cooper, Phillips and Douglas were passing it out from the back.— ✌ (@bendywatter) August 11, 2018
What the hell is going on? 2 games into the season and not a sniff of a red card for Berardi.... early days but serious enjoying watching the football this season.... long may it continue! #lufc— Richard Cook (@rich_cook30) August 11, 2018
Berardi out of position again. Way below the defensive line. I know he needs time to adapt to a new position but looks far from good as CB.— LeedsSwede (@vbLUFC) August 11, 2018
We can only get away with playing Cooper and Berardi for so long before being found out badly #lufc— Benj (@BenjiDixon17) August 11, 2018
Berardi is the only weak link in this team. No composure. #lufc— Daniel Woodhead (@2112Danny) August 11, 2018
Take Cooper and Berardi ( who returned to type first half) out of that team and we look contenders. #lufc— MG (Bielsa ringing) (@MGlufcagain) August 11, 2018
Over the course of the 90 minutes at the Pride Park Stadium on Saturday evening, hosts Derby had 46% of the possession, took 12 shots of which four were on target, and earned three corners, according to BBC Sport.
Visitors Leeds had 54% of the possession, took 17 shots of which seven were on target, and earned five corners, according to BBC Sport.