Lasogga definitely splits opinions among fans. Sometimes he looks like a lesser version of Mark Viduka, then he’ll follow that up with a zero-effort game that makes him look more like Richard Cresswell. However, this stat goes a long way to supporting his cause…
— StatZone (@StatZoneSports) November 10, 2017
There’s a distinct possibility that Lasogga is being let down by terrible service. If you think about it, he hasn’t missed that many opportunities. The Brentford game was clearly poor from him, but other than that in games he’s struggled he hasn’t had any sort of good service. If you exclude Saiz, none of the forward players have been playing anywhere near levels they are capable of recently.
Last season with Chris Wood, he quite often won us games by taking his one and only chance. If he didn’t score in a game, he wasn’t that noticeable. Lasogga clearly isn’t at Wood’s level as of yet, but he’s not the sort of player that will be buzzing around influencing the game at the half-way line. Having three assists in his limited time in Leeds is actually a decent haul, combined with his five goals.
It’s interesting to see in that list of players, other than Saiz, they all take a lot of stick from fans. That’s worth thinking about.
Let us know what you think about Lasogga, is he the problem or is he being given a rough deal?