Quick links

Leeds United

Eddie Nketiah shares what Marcelo Bielsa said after beating Salford

Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United scores his team's first goal to make it 1-0 during the Carabao Cup match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane, Salford on Tuesday 13th August...

Leeds United beat Salford City 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United scores his team's first goal to make it 1-0 during the Carabao Cup match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane, Salford on Tuesday 13th August...

Leeds United striker Eddie Nketiah has told Leeds Live that Marcelo Bielsa wants his players to keep their momentum going after easing past Salford City.

The Whites started the season without a superb win over Bristol City, before drawing against Nottingham Forest last weekend at Elland Road.

The attention turned to the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, as Leeds were handed a juicy tie against League Two side Salford City.

 

With such strong Manchester United ties to Salford, the game was billed as a big one, and Leeds avoided any sort of slip-up with a confident, professional display.

New signing Nketiah got off the mark with the opening goal, before Gaetano Berardi and Mateusz Klich added second half goals to seal a 3-0 win.

Leeds will now hope to take that form into their clash with Wigan Athletic this weekend, as Bielsa and co head to the DW Stadium.

Marcelo Bielsa the manager of Leeds United looks on during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on August 13, 2019 in Salford, England.

After Tuesday's win, goalscorer Nketiah has noted that Bielsa told his players to keep their momentum going after three games unbeaten to start the season, with the young striker admitting it's the league games that matter most.

"The manager told us it’s good to keep the momentum going,” said Nketiah. “There’s another game on Saturday so we want to continue doing that, keep working hard and hopefully get the three points there. That’s’ where it matters,” he added.

Leeds United's Eddie Nketiah shields the ball from Salford City's Carl Piergianni during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on August 13,...

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch