It’s almost heartbreaking in a way.
In fact, with the Oscars just over 24 hours away from when he said it, we really could have made a late entry for one of the categories, such was the emotion in the interview. Not sure which one, probably Best Documentary (Short Subject).
Leeds United continued their slide down the Championship table on Saturday night after defeat to Nottingham Forest, a result which now leaves them level on points with the team in third place and hanging on to that top-two spot by a thread.
Speaking after the game, defender Luke Ayling tried to talk about what happened but found himself almost breaking up when he was trying to get through it all. Many Leeds fans on social media saw this as a bit of a microcosm of just how bad things are going right now for the club and they rushed to show the 28-year-old some sympathy.
— Barney (@barney___21) February 8, 2020
He’s only human. He’s as gutted as we are. If he looks like he doesn’t care, fans would go mental. Can’t win whatever he does
— Dom (@dommer14) February 8, 2020
Looks likes he’s about to burst into tears 😔
— Gabriel (@bethgabriel_) February 8, 2020
His job is to win football matches can’t do it under pressure as a squad mentality is weak it’s up to them to prove me wrong
— Martin jones (@martinjones_fc) February 8, 2020
He has that look of realisation that we aren’t good enough to go up
— Nick North (@NickNorth10) February 8, 2020
All well and good looking broken but nows the time for all of them to step up and fix it. They ask for us to stick together and not give stick but when we are on a run like this it’s hard not to. We can’t change the results on the pitch they can.
— 𝕊𝕚 (@SiAsquith) February 8, 2020
They all look defeated tbh. Hopefully Bielsa earns his money and gets the spirits back up.
— Barry W Hamilton (@BarryWHamilton1) February 8, 2020
Luke should be captain. Cooper is dire as a player and captain. Wake up bielsa and start making the changes required before it’s too late. It ain’t your club it’s OURS Phillips and shacks know the pain. The rest aren’t Leeds if they are start showing us
— Mark talbot (@Marktalbot20) February 9, 2020
Is automatic promotion still possible?
If the effect of the season is starting to show on the players, then we really are in a little bit of trouble, and with such a huge game against Brentford to come tomorrow night, they’re going to have to fix things and sharpish.