Date: 12th February 2020 at 5:00pm
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Loads of Leeds United fans have been destroying Helder Costa on social media for his ‘abysmal’ performance at Brentford on Tuesday night.

Boss Marcelo Bielsa named the 26-year-old winger in the starting line-up at Griffin Park, as Costa opened his 22nd Championship fixture since moving to Elland Road on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers last summer.

Costa would see out the full 90 minutes against the Bees despite his efforts in Greater London leaving some of the travelling fanbase underwhelmed.

The one-time international has been praised by Leeds Live for his display at Griffin Park, with the news outlet claiming it was the ‘best we have seen from the Portuguese in weeks’ while awarding him a seven out of ten for his efforts.

Costa’s ability to ‘be a menace’ by running into space and his ‘improved’ deliveries were noted in justification of his rating, whilst the Yorkshire Evening Post awarded him a six out of ten as the SL Benfica product spurned a good chance to score before heading another wide.

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With the score level thanks to Liam Cooper equalising after Kiko Casilla misjudged the roll of the ball to gift Said Benrahma a goal, Costa could have put us ahead from the edge of the box though could only produce a tame effort that rolled calmly towards David Raya to collect.

As well as missing a good chance to score his first goal since December, Costa only completed 69% of his 35 passes, played one key ball, completed two of his four attempted dribbles and lost both of his aerial duels, per WhoScored data.

Our soon-to-be £15million summer signing, thanks to an obligation to buy clause, also failed to find teammates with either of his three crosses, while losing 11 of his 15 ground duels, lost possession 25 times, committed two fouls and was dribbled past twice, per Sofa Score statistics.

Here are some of the messages shared as fans offered their thoughts on Costa’s performance at Brentford…

In other Leeds United news, a former £4m transfer target is set to become a free agent in the summer.

 
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