Heckingbottom left raving after revealing insight into Leeds dressing room v Bristol City
Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom has been left raving about the performance of his players after revealing what he did at half time during the draw against Bristol City.
The Whites went into the Elland Road dressing room 2-0 down to the Robins on Sunday, with the visitors having scored two goals in the opening 20 minutes to make it a disappointing opening half for the home crowd, as well as the players.
However, just as the opening of the game was a nightmare start for the club, the last 20 minutes was a dream for Heckingbottom and his men, with Pierre Michel Lasogga and Kemar Roofe both netting in the space of eight minutes to rescue a point, the new manager’s first at the helm.
Speaking after the clash, the former Barnsley boss revealed the ilk of what he has said to his players at the half time break, and admitted he was delighted with the way they carried out his instructions in the second 45 minutes.
He was quoted by the Bristol Post as saying: “It’s just for me to be really clear with the players, not drone about insignificant things, just what’s wrong, what do we need to see right and then be really specific .
“Individual players need to know what they need doing, they need telling.
“The players need to be told what we need to see more off, they need telling, so it was just really to the point. It was really clear to me what was wrong and the players responded well.”
The draw against the Robins means that the Whites have failed to taste victory since their win over Burton Albion on Boxing Day, a winless streak that stretches back over the past nine games.
They will be hoping to end their unwanted run at Pride Park on Wednesday, as they take on Derby County in a midweek clash.
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