'Stinking', 'Horrible' - BBC pundit slaughters Leeds first teamer after draw v Derby
BBC Radio Leeds pundit Noel Whelan has slaughtered Laurens De Bock for his calamitous performance in Leeds United’s 2-2 draw with Derby at Pride Park on Wednesday night.
De Bock, 25, had a torrid time dealing with the Rams attack, constantly finding himself out of position and failing to make the simplest of clearances.
The Belgian left-back, who was signed for £1.5million from Club Brugge in January, also played a major role in Derby opening the scoring when Andreas Weimann capitalised on some poor defensive work by De Bock and captain Liam Cooper.
After the game, former Leeds forward Whelan did not mince his words when describing De Bock’s performance against Derby.
“He’s been stinking,” Whelan said to BBC Radio Leeds, as quoted by news outlet HITC.
“He had a horrible game. He’ll be the first to admit it if he’s honest with himself.”
De Bock has established himself as a first-team mainstay since signing for Leeds last month.
Thomas Christiansen had a clear absence of a decent left-back after constantly overlooking Cameron Borthwick-Jackson during his loan stay from Manchester United and deciding to play right-sided Gaetano Berardi there instead.
Vurnon Anita had also had a spell playing at left-back for the Whites when they enjoyed a brilliant run of form at the start of the season.
De Bock has now made six appearances in all competitions for Leeds, completing 90 minutes of every game since his debut against Millwall.
It may be worth noting that in those games, the Yorkshire giants have only been able to keep one clean sheet.
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