Alan Shearer responds when asked if he is worried about Leeds and a relegation scrap
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Alan Shearer responds when asked if he is worried about Leeds and a relegation scrap

Alan Shearer responded when asked by Peter Drury if he is worried about Leeds United during his role as co-commentator on Amazon Prime Video Sport’s coverage of our 2-0 defeat to Leicester City on Thursday evening.

Leeds were dismal. A shocking first-half performance. Robin Koch scored an own goal, before Leicester passed them off the pitch for the second – Harvey Barnes continuing his wonderful form against Leeds to make it 2-0.

The scoreline remained the same, with a number of Leeds players underperforming. The likes of Junior Firpo, Marc Roca, Koch and plenty more. Koch and Roca were hooked at half-time. Leeds suffered another defeat, to Leicester.

Shearer was asked by commentator Peter Drury as the game entered the last couple of minutes if he was worried about Leeds. The Premier League’s all-time record goalscorer responded – suggesting on this showing, he is.

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“They’ve been really disappointing, expecting a reaction at second half and there’s been nothing. They’ve been really flat, good crossing positions, but nothing on goal. There hasn’t been enough quality.

“Defensively, the amount of times they’ve given the ball away trying to get out the back, they’ve invited pressure on. There’s been none of the Arsenal game from Leeds,” Shearer said, as co-commentator on Amazon Prime.

Shearer responds when asked if he is worried about Leeds

Woeful. Defensively, shambolic. Tactically, out-thought. Physically, outfought. The desire to continually play out from the back saw Leeds cause their own downfall and when they did manage to get the ball up the pitch, non-existent.

It would be tricky to find one good player. Diego Llorente was probably the pick of the players but he was hardly good. Brenden Aaronson was excellent in the first half, but strangely came deep in the second and struggled to get involved.

A really bad performance and now, Leeds have gone winless in seven. The memory of seven points from the opening three games and a 3-0 win over Chelsea are a long, long way away. Next up, Fulham, who beat Villa 3-0 on Thursday.

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