Phillips fatigue led to Poland Equaliser says Wright

09 Sep 2021 07:55 am, by Ellandback1


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Phillips' fatigue led to Poland Equaliser

Lack of sharpness and being tired led to an uncharacteristic error from Kalvin Phillips as Poland's late equaliser denied the three Lions three points. Those were the thoughts of former England striker, now pundit Ian Wright. The former Gunner's legend believed Phillips should have been quicker in closing down his man, and block the cross that led to Lewandowski's 72nd goal for his Country. According to Wright...

“I was getting ready to big up Harry Kane. And say that Lewandowski didn’t do anything because, in the second half, I thought John Stones, throughout the game, dealt with him well. But just that space that he didn’t quite close down there, Kalvin Phillips. It gave him, as a world-class player, to put in a perfect ball. You have to give him credit for that. Quality player.

Kalvin Phillips is just not coming out quick enough. I think that’s tiredness. I think that’s the only reason. He had a good game, he covered a lot of ground. But I think, in that instance, he lacked the sharpness to come out to it.




Rodrigo's form will depend on teammates

Carlton Palmer believes Leeds record signing Rodrigo will have a good season at Elland Road this term, though much will depend on his teammates. The former World Hopscotch Champion (who also played a bit of football) holds the opinion that if the team play well, Rodrigo will follow suit!

People don’t realise how tough the Premier League is until you actually come and play in it and experience it week in, week out. It’s a tough league. A player like Rodrigo will depend on how Leeds United do. I think it’s going to be a difficult season for Leeds United in terms of the standard they set last season, people knowing the way they play, getting used to the way that Leeds United play. They’ve got to dig in. Players like Rodrigo, if Leeds are having a good season, I’m sure he’ll have a good season.




U23's knocked out of PL Cup by Wigan

Leeds Under-23s were knocked out of the Premier League Cup last night by Wigan Athletic. With many of his players away on International duty, Coach Mark Jackson chose to select, almost entirely from second string, and U18 players. Leeds took the lead after just eight minutes. The Latics failed to clear their lines following a corner. 17yo centre back Kris Moore stabbed the ball home from close distance. Wigan's response was immediate! Pinnington's cross was met by Baningime with a stunning diving header to level the game after ten minutes. A defensive error at the back led to Wigan's winner after twenty-one minutes. McHugh picked up a loose ball, and fired it underneath Van den Huevel.

Both teams had chances to add to their tallies, but a mixture of poor finishing and sturdy woodwork ensured a 2-1 victory for visitors at York's LNER Community Stadium.




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1964white wrote on 09 Sep 2021 09:06 pm

whiteswan wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:51 pm He did a great interview with Kalvin for BBC sport as well, going back to Kalvins old stomping ground

I also remember him saying that he couldn't wait for Leeds Utd to get to 40 points (so they wouldn't be relegated as he loves watching them) on Match of the Day last season
I don't mind Wrighty :tup:

whiteswan wrote on 09 Sep 2021 06:51 pm

faaip wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:48 pm Ian Wright has been very pro Leeds last couple of years, and he does know what he's talking about.
He did a great interview with Kalvin for BBC sport as well, going back to Kalvins old stomping ground

I also remember him saying that he couldn't wait for Leeds Utd to get to 40 points (so they wouldn't be relegated as he loves watching them) on Match of the Day last season

weasel wrote on 09 Sep 2021 06:50 pm

faaip wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:48 pm Ian Wright has been very pro Leeds last couple of years, and he does know what he's talking about.
I like Ian Wright but he hasn't been a manager so is more of a reactionary pundit, he sees that KP was the only player to try to close down so blames him rather than questioning why KP was having to try to close Lewandovski down. If KP hadn't tried to close RL down and another player did then Wright would have probably blamed that player instead.

Irish Ian wrote on 09 Sep 2021 05:05 pm

I like Ian wright and if you actually listened to him he was questioning why the manager hadnt freshened up the team after they went in front.


Typical overeaction on here.

faaip wrote on 09 Sep 2021 04:48 pm

Ian Wright has been very pro Leeds last couple of years, and he does know what he's talking about.