'Bang on it tonight' - Leeds fans blown away by one player in defeat at Brentford
By Danny Wright
Leeds United suffered their sixth defeat in their last seven games at the hands of Brentford on Saturday evening – but fans on Twitter were blown away with the positive performance of Gaetano Berardi.
Although the Whites lost further ground in their bid for promotion back to the Premier League courtesy of a 3-1 defeat, Berardi, 29, was a clear plus point, with a very passionate, no-nonsense performance at left-back as he returned from a three-match suspension.
The one-time Switzerland international has regularly been forced to play at left-back, away from his favoured role on the right, due to a lack of options in that area of the squad.
Despite this fans were still impressed with him in his performance at Griffin Park, and took to Twitter to hail him, with one saying he was “bang on it”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
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Berardi’s crosses have been excellent all night. #LUFC
— Cockney White (@cockney_white) November 4, 2017
Berardi claiming an assist there #lufc
— LS11 exile (@Ken_Bates_PA) November 4, 2017
People slate Berardi. Yet he's one of the only players who actually fights for our club 'Literally'. #lufc
— Harry Shillito???????? (@shillito_harry) November 4, 2017
Berardi only one showing passion. Very lucky for it only to be 1 at half time. #lufc
— Luke Hallas (@luke_hallas) November 4, 2017
On a positive note been very impressed with Berardi. Not given Florian Jozefzoon an inch down our left flank. Bang on it tonight. #LUFC
— Chris Taylor (@LUFCDATA) November 4, 2017
If only we had 11 players with the fight and spirit of berardi #lufc
— johnathan croft (@jjcroft82) November 4, 2017
Berardi has been our best player so far
— Dan Williams (@1DanWilliams) November 4, 2017
At least Berardi is playing well.
— James (@JamesLUFC) November 4, 2017
Neal Maupay opened the scoring for Brentford after a mistake from goalkeeper Andy Lonergan, but Leeds were lucky to not be two down at the break after Ollie Watkins missed a spot-kick that was given away by Pontus Jansson.
Ezjgan Alioski’s header gave the Whites some hope but goals from Yoann Barbet and Ryan Woods rounded off a well-earned win for Dean Smith’s Brentford, who continued their charge up the table.
In other Leeds United news, Gary Neville has explained why the Whites struggle in the transfer market.