Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa gestures


Danny Mills has been left fuming over Leeds United’s lack of clinical finishing after watching the Whites lose 1-0 to Swansea City on Saturday. 

The former Elland Road and England star, speaking in an exclusive interview with Football Insider, says that Marcelo Bielsa’s side are already showing the same problems they had last season in the early stages of the current campaign.

The Whites were forced to take a point against Nottingham Forest after a dominant performance, while they came away with nothing against the Swans despite having over 60 per cent of the possession and 21 shots.

Mills says that the number of chances being passed up should have alarm bells ringing at Elland Road and that they are the same issues which plagued the Whites last season.

Mills told Football Insider: “Same old story, that’s the problem for Leeds. Against Forest, dominated, created untold chances, didn’t put the ball in the back of the net and you’re susceptible to a dodgy goal at the other end. That’s exactly what happened against Swansea.

“Somehow Leeds have got to become more clinical. Is it shooting more, is it shooting sharper? Whatever it might be, something has to change because at the moment, they are the best team in the league. I will happily hold my hands up and say Leeds United are the best team in the league, but they’ve got to prove it.

“You can accept it now and then, you get a one-off, but this has been happening for over a season. They’ve got to change something, tweak it slightly, however that might be. Mentality maybe.”

Leeds’ defeat to Swansea leaves them sitting in third heading into the first international break of the season, behind the Welsh outfit and newly-promoted Charlton Athletic.

Their first game back will see them visit Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, with games against Derby County, Charlton and West Brom on the immediate horizon.

In other Leeds United news, Danny Mills has suggested to Football Insider that one Elland Road ace is suffering mentally after seeing him berated by Bielsa.