‘Leeds get too much praise… they defend like a PUB TEAM!’: Chelsea hero Jason Cundy savages Marcelo Bielsa’s ‘funny’ side after they followed up shock Leicester comeback with a defeat at home to Everton
- Leeds suffered their 10th defeat of the season against Everton on Wednesday
- Jason Cundy felt Everton’s first goal came from Leeds defending like a ‘pub team’
- Cundy says that Marcelo Bielsa’s side ‘get too much praise’ despite exciting play
- Cundy believes their attacking style leaves them vulnerable to counter-attacks
Cundy did, however, credit Leeds for their exciting attacking play, saying it is what everyone ‘wants to see’.
Leeds United’s loss against Everton on Wednesday was their tenth defeat of the season
Marcelo Bielsa’s men have been praised for their attacking style since their return to the top flight this season.
However, their gung-ho approach has left them vulnerable at the back. As a result, the Whites have registered more defeats than wins in the Premier League this season.
With Leeds sitting 11th in the table after suffering a 2-1 defeat to Everton, Cundy referred to Leeds as a ‘funny side’. That result came just days after their highly impressive 3-1 win at high-flying Leicester.
He told TalkSPORT: ‘Leeds… what? They’re just a funny side, Leeds. They’ll give you opportunities. You wouldn’t ever have them on your accumulator coupon.
‘I think they get too much praise.
‘When they go forward that’s what you want to see, you want to see team attack. But when you see them defend… it’s like a pub league!’
Jason Cundy says Marcelo Bielsa’s side get ‘too much praise’ for defending like a ‘pub team’
Cundy says Leeds United’s attacking style gives their opponents great ‘opportunities’
However, Leeds boss Bielsa felt his side did enough to claim at least a point after Ezgjan Alioski hit the post and Patrick Bamford hit the crossbar.
Speaking after the game he said: ‘I think we did enough to draw the game and even then we could have won it,’ Bielsa said after the game.
‘That’s to say we had enough chances in the first half and the second half to draw the game.
‘We managed to avoid the third goal and we scored and got back into the game, and we had plenty of time to try and win it.’