Have we been too hard on Pierre-Michel Lasogga?
Pierre-Michel Lasogga's last 4 games for Leeds:— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) February 13, 2018
59 successful passes
26 aerial duels won
7 shots on-target
3 goals ⚽
In the same timeframe (Jan 20th onwards), No @SkybetChamp player has attempted more shots (16). #LUFC pic.twitter.com/ODoWiBiDDf
Lasogga has started to come around in the eyes of a lot of Leeds fans. He’s been a lone bright spot over the past few matches, even when the rest of the club has been rather poor. So does this mean that Lasogga’s finally coming good at Leeds?
We’ve seen this script before from Lasogga. He was great for a few weeks at the beginning of the season, until he started looking awful starting with the match against Reading FC. And he still moves like a tank.
Unless Lasogga is willing to take a rather large pay-cut, or unless he’s released from his contract from Hamburger SV, he likely will not be back with Leeds next year. Let’s see home the rest of the season goes before we call for his signature.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Paul Heckingbottom vows to give the youth at Leeds a chance. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English Football Links
Tottenham Hotspur grabbed an improbable draw in Italy, drawing 2-2 with Juventus after going down 2-0. [Cartilage Free Captain]
Former youth football coach Barry Bennell found guilty of sex abuse. [BBC.com]
Premier League TV packages sold for billions of pounds. [BBC.com]
Bolton Wanderers lost 2-0 to Cardiff City last night. [Lion of Vienna Suite]
It’s not just managers anymore: West Bromwich Albion sacked their chairman and chief executives in response to poor results. [The Guardian]
World Football Links
Just what can AC Milan expect from their new deal with Puma? [AC Milan Offside]
Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik says that the Napoli style is “hard to implement” in discussing the team’s chances in this year’s Serie A. [Football-Italia.net]
A look at the “power rankings” in Liga MX. [ESPN.com]