After Manchester City dealt them a 7-0 beating, head coach Marcelo Biesla’s Leeds United faced a terrible Tuesday night. As we covered this domestic match in football today, Leeds suffered their worst Premier League defeat across their top-flight history.
First, though, let us hear what Manchester City captain Kevin De Bruyne has to say.
The Belgium international, whose COVID diagnosis delayed his complete return to fitness, said the win was a “booster” for City.
“I think we played incredibly well, especially against the way they pressed,” the captain said about the current title defenders. “We found the right times to attack them. When we were 3-0 or 4-0 up it gets tough for them and they tried to keep it tight in the second half, but we had a lot of chances to score more.
“It’s good for everybody, a lot of people who maybe didn’t play a lot played today and chipped in. For the whole team it is a booster.”
Football Today – Leeds Suffered Their Worst Premier League Defeat
On the other hand, however, this 7-0 result meant that Leeds met their worst losing score in Premier League history.
Leeds biggest-ever defeat in England’s top flight prior to this match was a 5-0 loss to Liverpool. And that was way back, in the 1995-96 season.
“There is nothing positive to take away from our performance,” said Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa. “I can’t find anything that can be valued. When there’s nothing that’s well done, it’s not individualities that fail, but the conduction and organisation. There’s no justification I can offer.
“Everything that happened was what we wanted to avoid. As there’s nothing to take from it, it’s inevitable I have to take responsibility for a defeat of this type. We’ve never had a performance like the one today.”