Leeds boss Bielsa: Roberts kept us alive for victory against Crystal Palace | OneFootball

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·1 December 2021

Leeds boss Bielsa: Roberts kept us alive for victory against Crystal Palace

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Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa appreciated Tyler Roberts' performance for victory over Crystal Palace.

Roberts made his first Premier League start since mid-October in an unaccustomed central striker's role in the continued absence of Patrick Bamford.

The Wales international had a big impact off the bench in last week's goalless draw at Brighton and followed it up with another performance which clearly impressed his manager.

Bielsa said: “He was very important. He didn't stop fighting, ever. He kept our team alive, present. I didn't imagine he could run as much as he did throughout the 90 minutes."

Roberts has struggled to win a regular starting place throughout his time at Elland Road.

When asked if he had produced his best Premier League display yet against Palace, Bielsa added: “It's always difficult to answer those questions because you don't have all the other games in mind, it's a performance that shows he is an option."

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