Do Paul Robinson’s comments explain Leeds United’s dip in form?

24 Oct 2000:  Paul Robinson of Leeds United in action during the UEFA Champions League match against Barcelona played at Elland Road in Leeds, England. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. \...

Leeds United are behind Norwich City in the Championship table at the moment.

Paul Robinson of Leeds United and England during an England training session at Aylesbury FC in Aylesbury, England on November 19, 2002.

Paul Robinson has said on beIN SPORTS that Leeds United are playing with the same system, and that head coach Marcelo Bielsa is not interested in drawing matches.

Leeds are going through a bad spell at the moment and are struggling to win games.

The West Yorkshire outfit are second in the Championship table at the moment with 58 points from 31 matches, two points behind leaders Norwich City.

Former Leeds goalkeeper Robinson has given his take on the Whites, and has said on beIN SPORTS: “I don’t know whether teams have worked out the way they play. He plays the same system every week, he plays a 4-1-4-1, and they are very, very adventurous.

“Against lesser teams they pick them off. He seems to have a philosophy where he either wins a game or loses, he’s not interested in drawing a game. He goes for the win every week, which is good for the fans of it’s working.”

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa watches on during the second half during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leeds United at Riverside Stadium on February 9, 2019...

Change needed?

Leeds have a good team and some very good players, and it is only a matter of time before the West Yorkshire outfit put together a run of positive results.

However, it would wise of Bielsa to change his system a bit and make it tougher for opponents to understand how he is going to play.

Perhaps Bielsa should also stop naming his starting lineups in pre-match press conferences, and keep his cards close to his chest.

Leeds will return to action on Wednesday evening when they take on fellow promotion-challengers Swansea City at Elland Road in the Championship.


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