'Can't and won't ever deliver for us' – Leeds fans lose it with one player after display v Derby
Leeds fans will be feeling vindicated, if not entirely happy, tonight after another terrible display from Kemar Roofe in the 2-2 draw against Derby County.
Leeds fans were desperate to see the return of star attacker Samu Saiz and weren’t happy when Paul Heckingbottom decided to leave him on the bench.
Saiz had served a six-match suspension and the manager had hinted that he would ease him back into the action.
Roofe, however, has been off the pace for a few weeks now and put in another listless performance before he was finally hooked off in the 55th minute and replaced with Saiz.
According to stats he touched the ball 10 times – less than any other outfield player on the pitch – as fans were quick to point out when Saiz came on.
Fans were delighted to see the Spaniard with the score at 1-1 after Pierre-Michel Lasogga had given the away side the lead, only to be pegged back just before half-time by Andreas Weimann.
And it was only right that he set up the second Leeds goal with a great ball to Ezgjan Alioski, who needed two goes to put the ball away.
Leeds couldn’t hold on though and let in a late equaliser in injury time to leave the fans thoroughly deflated and their play-off hopes in tatters.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans to another shocker from Roofe:
Roofe's haunted that he's not a midwife & that he's a professional footballer instead. The man can't and won't ever deliver a half decent performance for us at this level. ????✋
— alan thompson (@thombo1987) February 21, 2018
So many Leeds players playing way below their best. Viera absolutely shocking, same with Cooper, Roofe and De Bock????
— Samuel Lang (@SamuelLang1996) February 21, 2018
Did Saiz touch the ball more in 30 seconds than Roofe in 55 mins?
— A Programme About Art (@haydnandrew) February 21, 2018
Based on Roofes performance why wouldn’t you play Saiz from the off, dreadful from Roofe #lufc
— Andy Firth (@AndrewFirth21) February 21, 2018
— michael smith (@miffy66) February 21, 2018
Did Roofe even touch the ball? Another game that he’s just a passenger in, waste of a player
— brog (@brogann_carterr) February 21, 2018
Roofe calf injury?he's not moved all night!!
— Russ (@russcausier) February 21, 2018
Roofe has been very very poor tonight
— James Gibson (@Jimmypeak62) February 21, 2018
#lufc saiz already done more in 20 seconds that roofe did in 55 minutes
— scottmjones (@thescottmjones) February 21, 2018
Saiz had more touches in a minute, than Roofe did in the previous 50
— Gary Casson (@CassGaz) February 21, 2018
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