Radrizzani questions commitment of Leeds United players, fans react

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has made the headlines of late for being outspoken on a handful of topics.

The Italian’s latest outburst came during an interview with talkSPORT, in which he questioned the commitment and desire of the players, most of which signed long-term contracts earlier in the season.

The latest run of results, which has included just one win in 14, has left the businessman frustrated, but he is not the only one.

The fans have understandably been venting their disappointment on social media, particularly now that the club have drifted in the race for the playoffs.

As it stands, the Whites are 13th in the Championship table, 11 points adrift of the top six following last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Reading.

Radrizzani has given his take on the situation, and now he is aiming criticism at the players, specifically referring to their recent 3-0 loss to Middlesbrough.

He told talkSPORT:

“As a club we support them in everything – we gave them long-term contracts, we supported them going to a mid-season camp in Spain. We did everything they wanted, but we didn’t get back their commitment, passion and the spirit, particularly in the last game, the most important game against Middlesbrough away and we played very poorly.

“For me, that was the bottom of the season because there was no commitment, no passion and no spirit. I don’t want players in my team and representing Leeds United with this behaviour, so I hope they can learn and will be here with me next year playing better and with more commitment.”

Leeds fans have been reacting on Twitter to the owner’s comments.