Javi Gracia explains why Gnonto was left on the bench

Leeds United boss Javi Gracia explains his decision to leave Willy Gnonto on the bench during the 1-1 draw against Leicester City.

The Whites sit just outside the relegation zone after their draw with Leicester City on Tuesday night.  Luis Sinisterra opened the scoring with a lovely header in the 20th minute. Leeds continued to play with intensity throughout most of the first half. However in the second half, the team slowed down.

A few key changes from Dean Smith swung the tie in Leicester’s favour, as Jamie Vardy scored a late equalizer. Javi Gracia explained why Wilfried Gnonto did not feature on Tuesday night:

“In this game Willy could play, Georgi [Rutter], Adam [Forshaw] could play but when you are there and you have to decide you always look for what is best for the team. Knowing they’re very good players and in the next game for sure they will help the team.

“The position to be stronger was Brenden in front of two midfielders, with three players there to try and be a bit stronger without losing the options in counter and to have more options to attack. After that I tried to look for the option to substitute another player but I didn’t find the best opportunity.”

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Ropey Wyla
Ropey Wyla
7 months ago

Gnonto should start up front!

7 months ago

Gracia talks complete bollocks. Not fit to manage in premiership