Derby County head coach Frank Lampard has admitted to Sky Sports, with comments being reported by Derbyshire Live, Derbyshire Live that they were well and truly beaten by Leeds United today.
The Rams were hoping to follow up their win against Reading last night with another but ended up being one of the early victims of Marcelo Bielsa’s new look Leeds as they lost 4-1 to the Whites. Mateusz Klich gave Leeds the lead with an impressive 20-yard effort though Derby did equalise quickly through Tom Lawrence. That’s where the good news ended for Derby. Leeds took complete control from there on with a brace from Kemar Roofe giving them a commanding lead before Ezgjan Alioski put the cherry on top to make it 4-1.
After the game, Lampard admitted that they were well and truly beaten by a much better side. He said that even though they knew the exact way the West Yorkshire side were going to play, they couldn’t cope with the amount of energy they brought to the match.
Lampard said: “We were well and truly beaten by a very good team,”
“There were no surprises for us, we expected energy and movement off the ball but we didn’t match them and have enough energy to stop them. We turned away from playing football early.”
“It feels terrible losing our first home game of the season, and comfortably – there are lessons for all of us.”
“We were sloppy in possession, if you give the ball away to a team like Leeds and don’t recover quickly they’re going to get away and score goals.”