Welcome to silly season, it’s good to be back. Again, Leeds face one of the most important Summers in their entire history. Get the things that need to be done right and Leeds are in very good stead to go all the way next season. Easier said than done as we have seen, but now, we know it’s not impossible…
This one is the engine to the whole promotion vehicle. The improvements Bielsa brought to Elland Road this summer, through the squad and training methods cannot be underestimated. They are the main reason this season was as successful as it was. With another season and a few more quality additions to the side then he is well placed to improve even further. Moreover, the changes to the culture of the club have reverberated across the entire fan base. There’s more positivity and more pride in the Leeds side that graces the pitch at Elland Road. That alone, is invaluable.
Find Pablo’s Heir
Though Pablo has been essential to this last season’s success and is very deserving of the Player of the Season award, it became clear towards the end of the season that a 50+ game season is a very big ask for the ageing play-maker. For this reason, Leeds must prioritise picking up a midfielder with similar levels of craft and creativity to Pablo. This will not only ease the burden on Hernandez but it will give Leeds an extra weapon in their attacking arsenal.
Efficiency in Attack
It’s not unfair to say that chances, and in some cases absolute sitters, Leeds missed proved to be the difference between Leeds and promotion this year. A couple more easy chances put away could well have tipped Leeds over automatic promotion line. This has been a problem in Leeds’ striking department. Kemar Roofe and in particular Bamford must shoulder some blame and improve their efficiency with the chances they get. In fairness, this season has been plagued by injury and in both cases they have raced to get back and because of this have almost certainly played while still carrying a knock. The message to both is clear: Improve or face losing your place in the side.