Joel Robles has told LUTV that the Leeds United players were “tired” in the dressing room after Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle United – and he “loved to see it”, because it was a sign of how much the players put in on the day.

In a topsy-turvy match, Leeds went 1-0 up through Luke Ayling and had the chance to go 2-0 up. Nick Pope saved Patrick Bamford’s spot-kick, and Callum Wilson scored one of his own down the other end. It left Big Sam “angry”.

Wilson got another, a Junior Firpo handball that Owen Hargreaves said could cost Leeds £150m. Rasmus Kristensen made it 2-2, a game which saw Leeds finish with 10 men – Firpo receiving a red card. A good game for the neutral.

Robles spoke on LUTV after the game, in what was only his fourth outing for the Whites as he continued in goal over Illan Meslier. He said the Leeds players were tired in the dressing room after, but it is something he loves to see.

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“I’m really happy with my teammates. They put everything in. Everyone in the dressing room is really tired and I love to see this. Now it is important we have belief, stay together, stay composed, enjoy the moment. We still believe.”

Robles loved to see Leeds players tired in dressing room after 2-2 draw

It was a game that could have gone either way and because of that, a draw was probably the fair result. But it could have been so much more – even Eddie Howe admitting that if Bamford scores his penalty, it is a very different game.

Is it enough? It could be a crucial point – it could be two valuable points dropped. Liverpool face Leicester tonight and we need Jurgen Klopp’s side to secure all three. A trip to West Ham next has got to end in at least a draw.

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