Leeds are in good shape mentally and physically
18 Feb 2020 08:39 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Tuesday 18th February, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Cooper - Whites are in good shape mentally and physically
Leeds Captain Liam Cooper believes the White are in good shape mentally and physically to see out their remaining 13 games and remains confident that Bielsa's men will finish strongly. This comes after a recent interview with former player Pontus Jansson who claimed he was “mentally and physically tired” during last season’s run-in.
We always believe. We are confident in the way that we play, in our philosophy and we will keep going. This run-in is so important and we have got to be bang at it every week. We’ve just got to keep chalking the games off. Approach them in the right way, stick to the way we play, and what will be at the end of the season will be.
We’ll be giving everything as we do every week with the intensity and fitness levels. The boys are so fit, we recover well. We’ve got a week until the next game (at home to Reading) and we’ll prepare properly for that
This contradicts Coopers concerns he shared with former Striker Michael Bridges during Leeds pre season tour of Australia where Michael Bridges was quoted as saying...
I was speaking to a few of players, (including) Liam Cooper the captain… they just felt after Christmas they’d almost run out of energy, the way they’d been playing football,
If you were Manager.....
Which of the following players below would you show the back door to should Leeds get promoted?
Which of the loanees apart from Ben White, if you had the option whether or not to sign them (regardless of any agreements Leeds have with their parent club) would you sign up / let go? The valuations are courtesy of transfermarkt.co.uk.
If you had to trim 6 players from the squad, who would they be?
Illan Meslier, Goalkeeper, £4.50m
Kiko Casilla, Goalkeeper, £2.70m
Will Huffer, Goalkeeper, £90k
Elia Caprile, Goalkeeper, £90k
Liam Cooper, Centre-Back, £5.40m
Gaetano Berardi, Centre-Back, £450k
Ezgjan Alioski, Left-Back, £4.05m
Barry Douglas, Left-Back, £3.15m
Leif Davis, Left-Back, £90k
Luke Ayling, Right-Back, £2.25m
Stuart Dallas, Right-Back, £1.80m
Kalvin Phillips, Defensive Midfield, £9.90m
Jordan Stevens, Defensive Midfield, £90k
Adam Forshaw, Central Midfield, £4.50m
Mateusz Klich, Central Midfield, £2.25m
Jamie Shackleton, Central Midfield, £2.25m
Mateusz Bogusz, Central Midfield, £90k
Jack Harrison, Left Winger, £3.60m
Hélder Costa, Right Winger, £10.80m
Pablo Hernández, Right Winger, £1.80m
Ian Poveda, Right Winger, £-
Jean-Kévin Augustin, Centre-Forward, £12.60m
Patrick Bamford, Centre-Forward, £5.40m
Tyler Roberts, Centre-Forward, £3.60m