Leeds United’s poor start to the Premier League season continued as they held Wolverhampton Wanderers to a 1-1 draw at Elland Road.
Hwang Hee-chan scored the opening goal in the game, before a last-minute penalty from Rodrigo secured a point for the home side. Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites are now three points above the drop zone, in 17th, and only five points ahead of bottom club Norwich.
Whilst it was a frustrating afternoon for Leeds as a whole, one player in particular who let Bielsa down was Jack Harrison.
The winger endured an abysmal first half after starting the game and was hauled off at the interval by the Argentine head coach, who was clearly unimpressed by the 24-year-old’s performance. He was dreadful at all aspects of the game as he struggled to showcase the quality Leeds fans know he can produce.
Harrison produced eight goals and eight assists in the top flight last season, proving that he has the ability to be a threat at this level. However, those statistics are a far cry from his display against Wolves on Saturday as he put in a worrying performance.
Defensively, he was a lightweight. As per SofaScore, he lost all seven of his duels before being substituted. The winger also failed to make a single tackle, interception, clearance or block as he was dribbled past once. This shows that he was weak in his individual battles and unable to defend well enough to win the ball back for the Whites whenever Wolves were in possession.
He also offered very little on the ball. As per SofaScore, he had a dribble success rate of 0% as he failed with both of his attempts. Harrison was also unsuccessful with his one cross and only completed 67% of his passes, creating one chance in the first half. This shows that, whenever he did get the ball, he did not have the quality to make the most of his openings, despite showing last season that he has it in his locker.
Therefore, he let Bielsa down with this performance as the Argentine knows that Harrison is capable of far better than what he showed against Wolves. The 24-year-old must now get his head down in training and work hard to improve ahead of the trip to face Norwich in the Premier League next Sunday.