Mark Lawrenson comments on Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier,
Leeds United will take on Burnley at Elland Highway Sunday, and Mark Lawrenson has predicted a victory for the house facet on BBC Sport.
The Whites are heading into this recreation on the again of a 6-2 defeat towards bitter rivals Manchester United at Previous Trafford.
Forward of the match, Bielsa has spoken in size in regards to the media’s inaccurate narrative concerning Leeds’ desire to ‘fashion over outcomes’, however Lawrenson has harped on the identical matter claiming the Whites gained’t change their fashion towards the Clarets.
Leeds have been an entertaining facet to observe this season. They’re good going ahead and may play scintillating attacking soccer at occasions.
Nevertheless, they’ve been very poor on the again. The Whites are conceding targets simply, and they’re giving the impression of a crew that aren’t studying from their errors, particularly whereas defending from set-pieces.
Illan Meslier has made some fantastic saves this season, however the teen has been hardly helped with a porous defence upfront.
Lawrenson has identified that the 20-year-old ‘doesn’t command the realm’, though he gives the look of a ‘actually good’ goalkeeper.
The French teen is a incredible younger expertise, and he’s nonetheless studying.
“Leeds are usually not nice defensively in open play or at set-pieces, and their goalkeeper Illan Meslier makes some good saves however doesn’t command the realm,” stated Lawrenson to BBC Sport.
“Meslier is only a child at 20. He seems like he has the makings of a extremely good keeper, however he isn’t one in the mean time. He’s nonetheless studying, and he’s taking part in behind a porous again 4.
“Leeds know their power goes ahead, although, and they don’t seem to be going to vary. I believe they are going to win, however there isn’t a method they’re getting a clear sheet.”
Earlier this month, Bielsa spoke extremely about Meslier, however he refused to take any main credit score for his improvement.
Leeds discover themselves 14th within the league desk, however a win towards the in-form Clarets can take them to the highest half of the desk.