LEEDS UNITED have fired again at Karen Carney after the Amazon Prime pundit claimed they solely gained promotion to the Premier League due to coronavirus.
Leeds have fired again at Karen Carney after she stated they gained promotion due to coronavirusCredit score: Amazon
However Carney, 33, questioned whether or not Marcelo Bielsa’s all-action Leeds will be capable to sustain their manic model of play for the remainder of the season.
The previous England worldwide, who gained 144 caps for the Lionesses, additionally claimed Leeds solely gained promotion from the Championship final time period after getting a relaxation when coronavirus halted the soccer season.
Carney, who performed for each Arsenal and Chelsea, stated: “They outrun everybody and credit score to them. My solely concern can be, will they blow up on the finish of the season just like the final couple of seasons?
“I truly suppose they obtained promoted due to Covid when it comes to it giving them a little bit of respite.
“I don’t know in the event that they’d have gotten up in the event that they didn’t have that break.”
Nonetheless, Leeds fired again at Carney with a put up on Twitter – with the put up drawing some criticism for inviting a ‘pile-on’ of sexist abuse aimed on the ex-footballer.
It stated: “‘Promoted due to Covid’. Gained the league by 10 factors. Hello @primevideosport.”
As Leeds themselves identified, they completed final season on 93 factors – ten forward of nearest rivals West Brom.
Marcelo Bielsa’s aspect additionally gained their final 5 video games earlier than lockdown got here in with out conceding as soon as.
Nonetheless, the season earlier than – the final full season performed – Leeds had dominated within the opening months of the season earlier than working out of steam and failing to advance within the play-offs.
Carney did have form phrases for Leeds’ good efficiency towards the Baggies on the night time.
She added: “Two newly promoted groups and the distinction between them when it comes to class, high quality and in addition health and depth.
“Leeds had been excellent, we’ve criticised them within the final couple of weeks about clear sheets and the way a lot they’ve conceded.
“That’s two back-to-back clear sheets now. I do know we stated about Meslier earlier, he’s unorthodox in what he does, however once more two clear sheets.
“Fabulous efficiency and attacking-wise as medical as ever.”