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Morning Leeds-in for 16 March: Berardi says he will speak with Radrizzani “face-to-face”

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Yeah, so whatever PR person thought it was a good idea to send Gaetano Berardi out to answer questions during a press conference after Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani called out the team is probably regretting their decision right now.

Berardi sees red and loses his cool on the football pitch on a regular basis and English isn’t his first language, so sending him out there to talk to reporters was a very, very bad idea. He responded to questions about what Radrizzani said to the media by saying,

Honestly, we don’t care about what he says because if I have to say something to him, I speak with him, not here.

I didn’t read what he said, the interview. I know something but I didn’t read exactly what he said. I’m going to speak with him for sure but if I’ve got something to say to him I will speak face to face. Not here.

He is a good man. When he’s with the team, he likes to speak with all the players and say what he thinks. He can show every time positivity. I hope to see him soon.

So is this as ominous as it sounds? Probably not. After all, Radrizzani is the one who signs the checks, and while Berardi may be accurate that he doesn’t care what the owner says, he’s probably more focused on what Heckingbottom is saying to the team, not to what the owner is talking about on the radio.

And he’s right to say he won’t talk about it to the press, and if he seemed annoyed, it’s probably because somethings should probably be discussed behind closed doors and not in the media, but that’s a different debate.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Paul Heckingbottom thinks that everything is fine with his players in regards to Andrea Radrizzani’s comments to the media. [Through It All Together]

A round-up of which Leeds players will be involved in their international teams in the upcoming international break. [Through It All Together]

Security information regarding the upcoming match against Sheffield Wednesday. [Leeds]

Give Gaetano Berardi’s full press conference a viewing. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Arsenal outlasted AC Milan and won 3-1 in the second leg of their Europa League tie. [The Short Fuse]

More police will be at the next home match for West Ham United at the London Stadium. []

World Football Links

Is Tuca Ferretti holding back Mexico’s Tigres with his conservative playing style? [FMF State of Mind]

Agent Mino Raiola is reportedly being investigated for tax fraud in the Netherlands. []

Atlético Madrid beat Lokomotiv Moscow 5-1 to advance in the Europa League. [Into The Calderon]