Loads of Leeds fans have been giving their verdict on the draw against Middlesbrough, and they’re absolutely delighted with the form of Gaetano Berardi.
Leeds fans were calling for Berardi to lose his place on Friday, and it wasn’t due to any fault of his own.
The Swiss defender has been in fantastic form so far this season, playing mostly as a centre back, but fans were concerned about the set piece threat posed by Boro.
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Bielsa stuck to his guns though, and gave Berardi the nod alongside Liam Cooper, despite Pontus Jansson performing brilliantly last week against Norwich.
While Leeds were unable to break the visitors down in the 0-0 draw, they were solid at the back also, due mainly to the incredible showing of Berardi.
The 30 year-old made one key pass, three interceptions, four clearances and three tackles.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Totally agree he has played brilliantly and sick of hearing need height the guy stopped crouch and the alleged towering giants of Boro. Hope he’s not out for too long
— FionaT (@fthom7) September 1, 2018
He has talent and would run through a brick wall for us and tbh fully deserves his place this season but, out of our 3 CB’s he is most likely to pick up yellows/reds and cost us. Nice dilemma to have for Bielsa though. #MOT
— simeon bambrook (@sim3715) September 1, 2018
I think his mobility and never say die ability to stick with a player is great. The only questionable part of his game was temperament, which he now seems to be controlling more 😊
— Prince of Leodis (@RavReehal) September 1, 2018
Another player that seems to have improved a lot since Bielsa came in. Better decision making. He’s always been a grafter, you could never knock his work rate or desire.
— IsThatConfirmed (@IsThatConfirmed) September 1, 2018
Some of his positioning against flint meant flint couldn’t get a decent leap -not the tallest but did enough on many occasions – and less likely to concede a penalty cause he won’t be climbing all over opponents like others might
— David Morris (@David_morris2) September 1, 2018
Time and time again gives it all for the team – no-nonsense, straightforward hard football – his determination & passion reflect what the club means to so many fans 😀
— Epithet (@epithet) September 1, 2018