By Kevin Campbell

22nd Sep, 2021 | 9:30am

Leeds cannot 'feel sorry for themselves' after Rodrigo's dressing room reveal - Campbell

Kevin Campbell has claimed Leeds United cannot afford to “feel sorry for themselves” after a disappointing start to the 2021-22 campaign.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker said Marcelo Bielsa’s side must not let defeats linger if they want to starting winning football matches.

The Whites are winless after their first five Premier League games of the season.

A 1-1 draw at Newcastle United leaves the Yorkshire club 17th in the table.

Speaking after the draw, Rodrigo Moreno told LUTV that everyone the dressing room was “upset” at full time.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have been blighted by injuries to key personnel this season, with Diego Llorente, Robin Koch and Luke Ayling all currently sidelined.

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Campbell fears this season will be tougher than the last for Leeds.

“After a defeat you can feel a bit down but it is so important that you dust yourself off and keep going,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.

“Winning breeds confidence but we are only five games into the season.

“Teams will make it much harder for you in the second season. Teams will work you out.

“Things are a lot more difficult for Leeds because teams know where to attack them and how to defend against them.

“It is understandable feeling downbeat after a loss but there is no room for it to linger as the games come thick and fast. Leeds need to knuckle down and get on with it. They cannot feel sorry for themselves.”

In other news, Whelan has issued a three-word verdict after Carragher’s Leeds ‘fear’ claim.