Danny Mills claimed “some players are more suited to the Premier League” and named Leeds United attacker Helder Costa as one of them.
The former Whites and Manchester City defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, said that the 26-year-old is benefitting from the extra time and space he is being afford on the ball.
The Portuguese winger scored a brace in a 4-3 victory against Fulham yesterday as Marcelo Bielsa’s side got their first three points of the season.
Costa, who spent last season on loan at Elland Road from Wolves, signed permanently for the club this summer in a £16million deal.
His 43 Championship appearances last season yielded four goals and six assists and he is well on his way to surpass those number in the 2020/21 campaign.
When asked by Football Insider if he has been surprised by Costa’s start to the Premier League season, Mills said:
“It is interesting because some players are more suited to the Premier League than they are to the Championship. You get a little bit more space and a little bit more time on the ball in the Premier League so if you are a technical player it can benefit you.
“I think Helder Costa is one of those. The way that teams play suits his style of play.”
When asked if Costa is better suited to Premier League football, Bielsa said: “I can’t make this affirmation yet as we’ve only played two games.
“Nothing that happens can be called a tendency at the moment. We will have to wait a few more games before we can start making conclusions.”
In other Leeds United news, Darren Bent has told Football Insider that Marcelo Bielsa “cannot trust” senior player.