Leeds United news: West Ham star issues warning and claims Bielsa is not evaluating the white man

Here are the Leeds United morning headlines on Friday, January 14th.

Criswell reviews the Leeds match

West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell will hope his side can replicate the same level of performance they achieved in the FA Cup when they face Leeds United in the Premier League on Sunday.

Goals from Manuel Lanzini and Jarrod Bowen helped the Hammers to a 2-0 success at the London Stadium last weekend and cemented that as they beat Norwich City by the same score in the middle of the week.

David Moyes’ side have won their last four games in all competitions, but Cresswell is well aware of the threat Leeds poses ahead of the match against Marcelo Bielsa’s men.

“Leeds are always a difficult team to play against,” the 32-year-old told whufc.com.

“The enthusiasm is always very high and I think the players did well against them on Sunday in the FA Cup, so there is no reason why we can’t do it again.

“We are looking forward to the match.”

Firpo provides a fitness update

Leeds United defender Junior Firpo has revealed that he is ready for his second white-shirt appearance in just one week against West Ham on Sunday.

Firpo had to be substituted midway through the second half after being relegated due to complaints of dizziness.

The 25-year-old’s dizziness stemmed from an incident between him and Ilan Misler in the first half, in which the two players had to receive treatment after colliding with each other when handling a high ball inside the area.

However, despite the blow he suffered last week, Firpo revealed that he is fit and ready for the second part of Leeds’ confrontation with the Hammers.

In an interview with BBC Radio Leeds, he said: “I’m fine, I’m fine. We’ve just followed the protocols for this kind of thing (concussion). I’m fit and ready to play on Sunday.”

“Yes, it happened in [collision with Illan Meslier]. After a few minutes I felt a little dizzy and in this case you cannot play a match at this level because it is difficult.”

Mills accepts his drama

Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills has questioned whether Marcelo Bielsa sees Cody Dramatic in his long-term plans after the latter joined Cardiff City on loan.

Dramy has made five appearances in all competitions this season, and also made his first match against Arsenal in a 4-1 loss at Island Road last month.

Despite the injury crisis somewhat, the move was approved by Whites and Mills unsure of the decision.

“He tells me Bielsa doesn’t rate him high enough to play in the first team,” Mills told Football Insider.

“He didn’t want Charlie Cresswell to leave and go out on loan because he thought he could benefit from being on the team and training and maybe part of his plans.

“It’s the same with the other players as well. If you’re willing to let the players leave at this point with all the injuries, that’s my guess, but Bielsa doesn’t quite envision it for the first team.”


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