Marcelo Bielsa had praise for Tyler Roberts after the young Wales striker scored a brace against Preston last night.
Bielsa on Roberts: "He started pre-season work later than others, he has put in much effort and he's been playing as a right winger because I asked him to but I heard that he liked to play as a no 9. The circumstances offered him a space."— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 18, 2018
Roberts has spent almost his entire career as a striker, and while the roles under Bielsa have been quite fluid at times, it’s obvious that Roberts does feel more comfortable as a striker than as a winger.
He created a few chances against Millwall, but was unlucky to not score. Against Preston, he took his chances well and scored a pair of great goals to heap misery on the Lancashire club.
If he’s our third choice striker, the rest of the league is doomed.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Recap of the win over Preston. [Through It All Together]
Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy, who played for Bielsa at Marseille, has Leeds score alerts on his phone. [Through It All Together]
Jack rated the players. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
Liverpool beat PSG 3-2. [BBC.com]
Inter Milan beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in the Champions League. [Serpents of Madonnina]
World Football Links
Tactical review of AC Milan’s draw at Cagliari. [AC Milan Offside]
Juventus’ Douglas Costa suspended four games for spitting at an opponent. [Black & White & Read All Over]
Despite a court ruling saying otherwise, officials from Serie B insist that the league will continue as scheduled. [Football-Italia.net]
Borussia Dortmund beat Club Brugge 1-0 on the road. [Fear The Wall]