Something tells me this won’t be the end of the matter.
In his press conference on Friday, Marcelo Bielsa gave his say on whether or not Eddie Nketiah will be getting any more minutes for Leeds United any time soon.
Bielsa says Nketiah’s international form is a “very important aspect”. Added that if Eddie “doesn’t do well here in Leeds, the responsibility is going to be mine. I want most is for Nketiah to have success at Leeds, but also I value Bamford, I value him a lot.” #lufc
— Adam Pope (@apopey) October 18, 2019
It seemed as though there isn’t going to be much change in the near future, despite his efforts for the England U21 side.
He scored a hat-trick against Austria last week, as well as scoring for them in the prior outing too.
That combined with Bielsa’s quotes left Leeds fans somewhat baffled.
Having spent the past couple of days demanding that he start, to find their requests denied like this wasn’t exactly what they were hoping for.
Hopefully, there’s going to be a second edition of ‘Take Us Home’ coming out next summer because this is all going to be fascinating stuff to see unfold behind the scenes, perhaps more so than the failed attempt at signing Daniel James.
Here’s some of the reaction.
Oh dear that won’t go down well with the masses ?
— Stephen Maher ?? (@stevemaher34) October 18, 2019
BAMFORD COST US A RECORD FEE. HES PROTECTING THE BOARD & CLUB. Questions to be asked if BAMFORD doesn’t start producing, his work off the ball is exceptional..
— Grant Perkins ?? (@GrantPerkinsss) October 18, 2019
I understand that bamford is doing well off the ball however he’s not scoring goals that will win us games. The amount of chances we create bamford should be scoring every game.
— chf1981 (@chf1981) October 18, 2019
We get you value him but you could value Eddie more if you gave him a chance
— Joe Atherton (@joetmatherton) October 18, 2019
See you then. If we fail and bamford doesn’t get us up then this will fall back on marcelo. Big call this one. Imo nkeitah will go somewhere else and score a boat load of goals. And probably fire them to promotion against us in the play offs just to rub it in
— scott bates (@bates_scott88) October 18, 2019
Bamford isn’t going to pay bilesa back for his blind loyalty of starting him week in week out. He’s had his chance. Side before self.
— lee barber (@eelrebrab) October 18, 2019
Can see it now, like bamford last season we won’t see Nketiah then he’ll get injured playing 23s football to stay match fit!!
— GloucesterWhites ⚪️?? (@shaunmeakin10) October 18, 2019
And therefore if Eddie does do well at Leeds the credit will also be yours Mr Bielsa — so play the lad – Patrick has had enough starts-its time for Eddie to have a few ?
— Where should Nature live???????? (@Steveredwolf) October 18, 2019