The Elland Road outfit made a positive start to their Premier League campaign, winning two of their first three games, but have won just one of their last five matches.


Marcelo Bielsa’s side also conceded four goals in each of their last two games and have the joint-worst record in the top flight for goals conceded.



Worried about the club’s defensive record, former Leeds star Matteo has explained that the team often forget their defensive duties and emphasised the need for them to be better at the back.


The ex-White insisted that Leeds must develop a habit of keeping clean sheets and stressed that opponents should find it a chore to play against them.



We’re so attacking that we’re almost forgetting our duties at the back and it’s causing a major imbalance to the team“, Matteo wrote in his Yorkshire Evening Post column.


The big clubs know how to sneak these narrow victories and a habit Leeds need to get into is shoring up and putting together a string of clean sheets.



It’s great when we fly forward and score at will but when that dries up there needs to be some knowledge of making sure we’re set up at our best defensively to give us a platform.


When we get down to the simple facts, Leeds need to be harder to play against than they have been and it needs to be a chore for teams to score against us.


Leeds have kept just one clean sheet in the league so far this season and Matteo will be hopeful of seeing more going forward.