Liam Cooper spoke to the assembled press after the loss to Birmingham City last Saturday, and he spoke about while one loss isn’t the end of the world, but the club needs to “put it right” in this next game against Sheffield Wednesday.
“One thing you don’t want is to get beat twice on the bounce.” Liam Cooper looking for a quick response as Leeds prepare for Friday’s derby at Sheffield Wednesday:https://t.co/L50wEfmeqr— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 25, 2018
There’s not a team in the league who deserves or has the right to not be at it for 20 minutes, and we’ve learnt the hard way. That’s the way it is.
But we’ll be back in to put it right, we’ll have a tough week (of training) and we’ve got a massive game on Friday night. In this league, one thing you don’t want to do is to be getting beat twice on the bounce so we’ll be looking to put it right.
Last year everything went to hell after the team slid down the table, and the loss away to Sheffield Wednesday was one of the defining losses of the season, and if Leeds are to rebound properly after a bad defeat, they need to beat Wednesday to stay on top of the table. A lack of a League Cup match will certainly help the team be fresh.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Former Leeds players turned out for the Liam Miller tribute match. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English Football Links
Derby County beat Manchester United in a penalty shootout in the League Cup. [BBC.com]
League One Burton Albion beat Burnley in the League Cup, and their manager, Sean Dyche, blamed the players, of course. [BBC.com]
Leicester City beat Wolverhampton Wanderers on penalty kicks to advance in the League Cup. [Fosse Posse]
AFC Bournemouth beat Blackburn Rovers in the League Cup. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
Tuca Ferretti has officially been ruled out of being the next Mexico national team manager. [ESPN.com]
And now it’s reported that Atlanta United’s Tata Martino is now the lead candidate to be the next Mexico manager. [FMF State of Mind]
Fiorentina were denied by the referee and went on to lose to Inter Milan 2-1. [Viola Nation]
Atlético Madrid comfortably beat Huesca. [ESPN.com]