Ben Osborn reveals what disappointed Sheffield United's players after 2-1 defeat at Leeds

Ben Osborn admits Sheffield United’s players are disappointed that they couldn’t cause Leeds United more problems this afternoon.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 6:30 pm
Ben Osborn of Sheffield United celebrates with teammates after scoring at Leeds (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby - Pool/Getty Images)

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds side ran out 2-1 winners at Elland Road, with Phil Jagielka’s own goal proving decisive after Osborn had cancelled out Jack Harrison’s opener for Leeds.

United, for the most part, were not short on effort and commitment but boss Paul Heckingbottom admitted afterwards that they lacked the quality to make the most of their openings when they did create them.

And goalscorer Osborn said: “I thought they started really well, we were a little bit slow adapting to their press and they stopped us doing what we set out to do.

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“They got the goal and then in the last 15 minutes of the first half, we caused them a few problems. At half time we were looking to come away with a point if not nick it and a few sloppy moments stopped us building the pressure we needed.

“Overall It wasn’t the worst performance but it needs to be better, really.

“There were times we had good spells and got in decent areas and then we’d be really sloppy and give them chances to break, which they’re really good at and momentum would swing back their way.

“We’re disappointed we didn’t maintain the pressure for longer and cause them real problems, so it’s something we need to look at and work on.”

United return to Premier League action next weekend, when Arsenal travel to Bramall Lane on Sunday evening.