Leeds United fans have given their take on the prospect of Gaetano Berardi playing against Millwall on Saturday afternoon.
Liam Cooper is injured at the moment, and there is a chance that Berardi could replace him at the heart of the Leeds defence during their Championship game against Millwall away from home in a few hours’ time.
Bielsa told Leeds’s official website: “Cooper is injured but not going to be longer than six weeks.
"We have inside the group Gaetano Berardi, Leif Davis, Kalvin Phillips, Pascal Struijk and Oliver Casey, a lot of players who we have been working with for a long time.
“Casey and Struiijk are younger, Davis has played with us, Phillips is an option and of course Berardi was the direct substitution."
Leeds fans are worried about Berardi starting against Millwall away from home at The Den in the Championship this afternoon.
Below are some of the best comments on Twitter:
Let's hope not before we would be at least 3-0 up.— 1919 - Bielsa (@aclr1972) October 3, 2019
There may be trouble ahead as the song goes let’s hope they keep Beradi off the red bull before the game!— Andrew Langridge (@ALangridge55) October 3, 2019
Pretty sure Berardi will replace Cooper. MB was talking about the other possibilities to show he does have options. Bit surprised he didn't mention the Ayling option. Don't think should move Phillips back as he is best at protecting centre backs & need him there. #lufc— Watt The (@WattThe2) October 3, 2019
No— Bob Price (King Kite) (@Roicrabier2017) October 4, 2019
Need to keep calm
Berardi is a very good and capable defender, but the 31-year-old does lose his calm from time to time.
Winning against Millwall on their own turf is not going to be easy, and for Leeds to pick up all three points at The Den this afternoon, they simply cannot afford to go down to 10 men at any stage of the game.
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