'Makes no sense', Not feeling comfortable' - Leeds fans bemused after star axed v Cardiff
By Russell Edge
Leeds fans have taken to social media to voice their confusion at the exclusion of Pierre Michel Lasogga from the starting XI for their clash against Cardiff.
The German striker, a summer arrival on loan from Hamburg SV, has been in scintillating form for the Whites this season, with three goals in four league appearances.
However he was dropped to the bench by Thomas Christiansen for Tuesday’s clash, despite having netted in his last outing against Ipswich.
The club revealed their starting line up via their official Twitter account:
???? Starting XI presented by @Ladbrokes
Wiedwald, Ayling, Cooper, Jansson, Berardi, Klich, Phillips, Alioski, Hernandez, Dallas, Roofe pic.twitter.com/gksrcuqbNg
— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 26, 2017
Fans were quick to note the 25-year-old’s absence from the starting XI, with Kemar Roofe taking his place in the side.
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As a result they turned to Twitter to question Christiansen’s decision making, although some had faith he would be able to have an impact from the bench.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
#lufc resting Saiz and lassoga mmmm not sure about this. Could easily backfire. But got to have faith in the gaffer
— Deano (@Killer9kane) September 26, 2017
Strange team tonight, why did I back lassoga hatrick ???? get him on ????
— Ryan (@ryanpriestley95) September 26, 2017
I kinda get saiz not starting but Lassoga on the bench makes no sense
— Danny Agar (@DannyAgar99) September 26, 2017
I'd rather start lassoga and bring him off if he is jaded, but TC knows best, just not feeling comfortable
— Andy (@VacantFaith81) September 26, 2017
Lasogga to come on and score the winner!
— James Furniss (@Furnthebigguy) September 26, 2017
— joel cash (@joelcash7) September 26, 2017
Think Lasogga should start he’s been immense this season
— Matthew Armstrong (@matarmstrong) September 26, 2017
However his visit was a short one, as he returned back to Yorkshire to ensure that he was available for Tuesday’s clash.
In other Leeds United news, Christiansen has made a surprise revelation about his plans.