Kemar Roofe spoke to LUTV after Saturday’s match.
As Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post wrote, Kemar Roofe said he won’t demand the role of the lone striker. However, we’ve noted before that Roofe is best when played as a striker, and he has a knack for scoring goals. He’s not as quick or as powerful as Caleb Ekuban or have the traditional “number nine” frame of a Pierre-Michel Lasogga, but he can poach goals with the best of them. Sometimes people are just good at knowing where the ball is gonna go and getting there before the defender.
Roofe may not have the reputation as a “goal poacher” but maybe he should. He’s recorded two hat tricks this season, and even if one was in the League Cup, that’s two more than any other striker at Leeds have scored this season.
Is Roofe the answer at striker? I’m a big fan and think he could be, but I’m not Christiansen, so who knows. I’d like to see him get another chance to prove he can the first choice striker.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Leeds have reportedly taken a 14 year-old goalkeeper from Northern Ireland on trial. He’s already made a first team appearance. [Through It All Together]
Caleb Ekuban is facing another spell on the sidelines after appearing to re-injure the same foot that he had surgery on earlier this season. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English football Links
World Football Links
More TAM money means that MLS teams can spend more money towards their teams. Jay Sugarman, the owner of the Philadelphia Union, has said he needs to spend money to improve the team, so he needs to put up or shut up. [The Brotherly Game]
Tigres UANL beat Monterrey 2-1 to win their 6th Liga MX title. To add insult to injury to Monterrey, Tigres won a trophy in their biggest rival’s new stadium before they did. Awkward. [FMF State of Mind]