Oh darn, Leeds is out of the least important of the three competitions they will be involved in this season.
Bielsa on whether the players chosen tonight were ready: "I think they are ready to play. You can't analyse Pearce, Shaughnessy or Shackleton the way you evaluate Phillips, Saiz or Jansson. It's painful to be out of a competition. I would have liked to continue in this cup."— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 28, 2018
Marcelo Bielsa says that he would have liked to have continued, and that it was “painful” to drop out of it.
Um, it’s the League Cup. No one cares, Manchester City or Manchester United or Liverpool’s reserves are going to plow through everyone until they hit another “top six” team in the semi-finals. And then Arsenal lose in the finals. It has been written.
Just concentrate on the league. Beating Middlesbrough is way more important then cluttering up the fixtures with a midweek match against another team that would rather not be playing.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Recap of the League Cup match. [Through It All Together]
Jack rated the players. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill call it quits on their international careers. [BBC.com]
Leeds weren’t the only ones to get dumped out of the Carabao Cup, as Aston Villa lost to Burton Albion 1-0. [7500 to Holte]
West Ham United beat AFC Wimbledon 1-3 after going down 1-0 early on. [Brace the Hammer]
World Football Links
Top Serie A goals from last weekend. [AC Milan Offside]
The “Fire Gattuso” crowd at AC Milan needs to chill. [AC Milan Offside]
Despite all the rumors, it appears that Moise Kean is staying at Juventus after all. [Black & White & Red All Over]
Mexico’s FMF seeks to have its clubs return to the Copa Libertadores. [FMF State of Mind]