As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Cooper: No chance Leeds will change playing style

Leeds United captain Liam Cooper says they'll stick to their style of play despite a slow start to the season.

The Whites' winless run continued against Newcastle United on Friday night as they drew 1-1 after leading the match.

"We've been developing and improving this style for four years now and for us to change we don't have the personnel to do that," Cooper told Sky Sports.

"We pride ourselves in the turnover of the ball and pressing high and we've got a focal point with Pat (Bamford) he sets up, when we get the ball higher up the pitch it makes it a hell of a lot easier.

"You have seen at [home to] Liverpool last week it was difficult to turn the ball over and we felt that, but tonight I thought we turned the ball over well, the press was good, enjoyed it but we need to get the ball.

"It's tough but we demand a lot from ourselves, we're asked to go defend one-v-one and we've been doing it for years. Obviously, the step-up in class is difficult but we're always adapting.

"We were learning on the job last season and we are still are this season, we're desperate for that win now and we really need it. At times, we looked really good, we conceded a sloppy goal on our behalf but we're gutted we didn't win the game."


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free