Eunan O'Kane makes claim about Leeds mistakes after being slammed by fans on Twitter
Leeds United midfielder Eunan O’Kane has claimed that Paul Heckingbottom has managed to get all of the clubs’ players certain about their own role in the squad following the 1-0 win against Brentford at Elland Road on Saturday.
The Whites earned their first victory since Boxing Day while Heckingbottom, 40, managed to pick up three points for the first time since taking charge at Elland Road earlier this month.
O’Kane, 27, was slammed by fans on Twitter for his poor performance against Brentford, with one supporter dubbing the ex-Bournemouth player as a “liability”.
The Irish midfielder was criticised for the sheer amount of sloppy passes he made as he was drafted into Heckingbottom’s starting 11 in the wake of Adam Forshaw’s omission due to his wife expecting to give birth.
However O’Kane did little cover himself in glory when stepping in for Forshaw to play alongside Kalvin Phillips.
After the game, O’Kane claimed that mistakes come about when players do not know their own roles, but he has suggested that he believes Heckingbottom has sifted that problem out of the squad.
“The gaffer keeps it very black and white. Everyone knows their job. When you start doing half your mate’s job is when mistakes are made,” he said, as quoted by BBC Radio Leeds broadcaster Adam Pope on his personal Twitter account on Saturday.
O’Kane: “The gaffer keeps it very black and white. Everyone knows their job. When you start doing half your mate’s job is when mistakes are made. “ #lufc
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) February 24, 2018
O’Kane has made 25 appearances in all competitions for Leeds this season, supplying three assists in the process.
He has recently returned from a three-game ban he picked up in the 1-0 defeat to Ipswich last month.
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