Ian Wright believes Leeds United will be relegated from the Premier League if they continue making mistakes in both boxes.
The former England striker gave his view on the latest episode of the Kelly & Wrighty Show, where he claimed the ‘way they’ve been playing’ will see them relegated.
Leeds currently sit 18th in the Premier League and one point adrift of Everton in safety with just two matches remaining.
Sam Allardyce has overseen some improvement since taking over at the Whites but will need points from their fixtures against West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur in order to stay up.
Wright tells Leeds to cut out mistakes if they want to survive
Leeds will certainly fancy their chances of picking up at least one victory from their remaining games, beginning at West Ham on Sunday.
The Hammers are in Europa Conference League semi-final action away at AZ Alkmaar on Thursday and so Leeds will be hoping to take advantage of some potentially tired legs.
The Whites then host Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the season – who have not won on the road since January – but Wright claims they won’t pick up enough points if they carry on making mistakes.
“I watched Leeds the other day, there are mistakes you can’t legislate. Yeah, the penalty was a bad one. It all hung on that penalty and I cannot tell you how important it was for him to score the penalty. When he missed it, it all changed.
“Everton will look at their two games, they will at least get four points out of that run. Wolves and Bournemouth are playing poorly.
“Leeds may see those games and think they’ve got a chance but not the way they’ve been playing.”
Wright is spot on. Leeds only had themselves to blame for not picking up three points against Newcastle United.
Patrick Bamford cannot afford to pass up huge chances like he did against the Magpies, missing the opportunity to put Leeds 2-0 up from 12 yards.
At the other end, Max Wober’s challenge on Alexander Isak for the first Newcastle penalty was completely unnecessary and reckless, while Junior Firpo having his hand so high in the air for the second spot-kick is unforgivable.
Newcastle were restricted to very little from open play throughout the 90 minutes and without those stupid errors, Leeds would be sitting in a much more comfortable position.