Leeds fans slaughter Helder Costa on Twitter after latest disappointment

Hélder Costa of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates with team mates after scoring his sides first goal during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Stoke City and Wolverhampton...

The Leeds United loanee once again struggled in London.

Leeds United's Helder Costa pushes forward after getting a challenge in on Charlton Athletic's Chuks Aneke

It's one step forward and two back for Helder Costa at Leeds United right now.

Last week, Marcelo Bielsa gave his marquee summer signing a full Championship debut in the 1-0 defeat at Charlton Athletic, but he posted a very subdued performance.

Seven days later, Costa and Leeds returned to London for this afternoon's trip to Millwall.

Bielsa started him again after his strong cameo against West Bromwich Albion in midweek, but the Portuguese winger again struggled.

 

In fact, Costa was so disappointing that Bielsa hooked him for Barry Douglas at half-time and within 15 seconds of the restart, the Whites, who trailed 2-0 at the break after having Gaetano Berardi controversially sent off, were back in the game when Ezgjan Alioski halved the deficit.

Here's how Leeds supporters reacted to another damp squib from their big-money man:

Leeds officially only signed Costa on loan from Wolves, but they're committed to paying £15 million [The Daily Mail] at the end of this season and, well, the Portugal international has so much to do to justify that fee.

Despite scoring immediately after the restart, Bielsa's side couldn't find an equaliser despite a huge second-half effort, losing 2-1.

Helder Costa of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Leeds United at Oakwell Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Barnsley, England.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch