Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has provided an explanation for the respective absences of Robin Koch and Pablo Hernandez from the club’s matchday squad this afternoon.
Rodrigo at the double
The Whites were of course back in action a short time ago.
Bielsa and co. made the trip to Turf Moor, for a Premier League meeting with Burnley.
The clash, all told, was of little importance to either side, with Sean Dyche’s Clarets now assured of survival, and Leeds sitting in mid-table, having enjoyed a fine debut campaign back in the top-flight.
When all was said and done in Lancashire, though, it was the visitors who emerged victorious, in altogether convincing fashion.
A rampant display eventually saw Leeds come out on the right side of a 4-0 scoreline, courtesy of strikes from Mateusz Klich, Jack Harrison, and a late double on the part of substitute Rodrigo:
Dallas ➡️ Phillips ➡️ Harrison ➡️Rodrigo 💥⚽
Leeds in full flow, what a joy to watch!! 😍 pic.twitter.com/MqHGu0vTh2
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 15, 2021
As outlined above, on the back of his side’s latest impressive victory, meanwhile, Marcelo Bielsa was drawn on two members of his squad who actually played no part at Turf Moor.
The players in question come in the form of Pablo Hernandez and Robin Koch.
On the former, the Leeds boss confirmed that he picked up a ‘minor knock’, which subsequently ruled the Spaniard out of contention.
Koch, on the other hand, could have featured on Saturday, but Bielsa came to the eventual decision not to risk the defender, who has been struggling with a hip problem.
A “small knock” kept Pablo Hernandez out of today’s game: he could return on Tuesday. Robin Koch (hip) could’ve played this afternoon, but Marcelo Bielsa decided not to risk him.
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) May 15, 2021
This article was edited by Josh Barker.
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