Leeds star slammed for ‘nothing’ display in Charlton defeat

Date published: Sunday 29th September 2019 2:57 - Robert McCarthy

Helder Costa

Leeds should be expecting a greater end product from Helder Costa, given his potentially considerable transfer fee.

That’s according to former Elland Road frontman Noel Whelan in the wake of Saturday’s surprise 1-0 defeat to Charlton.

Costa had two shots from the right-wing during the 90 minutes but failed to trouble goalkeeper Dillon Phillips with either.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men finished the game with 72 per cent possession and had 19 shots compared to the Addicks’ three, but still couldn’t find a way to breach the home defence.

And Whelan was scathing about the man who has signed on loan for the season with a £15m purchase promise at the end of it.

He told BBC Radio Leeds after the game, when asked about Costa: “Poor. I was so excited before the game. Absolutely didn’t think he did enough during the game. He didn’t go past anybody.

“He put one ball in which I thought was dangerous which was turned behind for a corner. Bar that, absolutely zero.

“The question is if he’s not good enough now for the Premier League with Wolves, how’s he going to be good enough for Premier League with Leeds if we get there.”

 

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