Patrick Bamford scored a much-needed goal for Leeds United as they picked up a valuable three points against Blackburn Rovers.
Tony Pulis has claimed that Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford has ‘everything’ to be a top player as he backed him to score five in his next five games.
Bamford, who last scored and assisted for Leeds in August, ended both droughts as he netted and assisted for his team as they beat Blackburn Rovers on Saturday at Elland Road.
For a number of months, Leeds fans have called for Bamford to be dropped and replaced by Eddie Nketiah, but Marcelo Bielsa has stuck with his man up top.
Speaking to EFL on Quest (09/11/19 at 9:40 pm), former Championship manager Pulis backed Bamford despite people ‘moaning and groaning’ at his previous performances.
“I had Patrick at Boro, he’s a smashing lad, I have got a lot of time for Patrick,” Pulis told EFL on Quest. “He is a bit laid back at times. But I tell you what he can play.
“He has everything, everything to be a top player – his record shows that [scores in streaks], he can go on and score five in the next five for Leeds. He is a very, very good player and he works very hard.
“I know people have been moaning and groaning that he hasn’t scored enough goals, but he does a lot and he contributes a lot to the team.”
It’s a big moment for Bamford and Leeds because if he can go on his streak then it’ll bode well for the club as they enter a very difficult period.
Whilst Bamford will be disappointed that the international break has come at the wrong time, he will go into the break full of confidence and with a smile on his face.
Leeds are sitting outside of the automatic places on goal difference and when they return from the international break, they will take part in a number of very tricky matches, so if Bamford is back to his best then he has timed it perfectly.