Javi Gracia has told media – as per BBC Live – after the 1-1 draw against Leicester City that the mood in the Leeds United dressing room is full of “disappointment” – but backed his players to be at their best for the last five games.
Leeds came into the game after three straight losses, conceding 13 goals in that time. Leicester meanwhile, had ended a run of 10 games without a win against Wolves last time out. James Maddison and Harvey Barnes returned.
Leicester looked as though they were going to be the dominant team, but Youri Tielemans’ strike was cancelled out by VAR. Leeds then stole a march, Luis Sinisterra heading home. But, Jamie Vardy to equalised for Leicester late on.
Gracia spoke to media after the match and looking somewhat disappointed, he shared the mood in the dressing room. Indeed, his demeanour matched that of the Leeds squad behind the scenes. But he is confident of staying up.
“The dressing room is really disappointed but we have a point and we have to play five games, being ready to be at our best,” the Leeds boss said in front of media after the match, as per BBC Live’s coverage of the Premier League.
Javi Gracia shares mood of Leeds dressing room after Leicester draw
It feels like a missed opportunity. While a draw keeps Leicester below us, and we remain in 16th place going into the final five games – our run in is a lot tougher than some of the four teams below us. Bournemouth away is next up.
The Cherries lost 4-0 to West Ham on Saturday and that will give Leeds hope that after stopping the run of losses in a row, we can go there and get a result. But Bournemouth had been excellent beforehand – so it is a tough clash.
Then, two consecutive away games against Manchester City and West Ham – which Leeds will do well to get any kind of result from. Following that, two home games against Newcastle and Spurs. Leicester was a missed chance.