'We don't change anything' - Illan Meslier says Leeds United will keep calm and carry on against Burnley

The Whites take on the Clarets on Sunday afternoon in the top flight.

Saturday, 26th December 2020, 8:00 am

Illan Meslier says Leeds United will not change anything as Marcelo Bielsa's side prepare to host Burnley on Sunday lunchtime.

The Whites are heading into the game off the back of a 6-2 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend.

Criticism flowed in the wake of the heavy loss in Lancashire with many questioning United's commitment to attack after conceding so many to their arch rivals.

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Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier. Pic: Getty

Bielsa, though, has brought his philosophy to Elland Road and won't bend for anyone, with his number one in LS11 agreeing.

"We don't change anything," Meslier told BBC Radio Leeds.

"We need to, not forget, but focus on the next two games. It is very important for us to win. When we arrived on Tuesday morning it was not easy. You think again about the game but after training you have to forget.

"It is about the next game, that is the most important.

"We attack well but we need to score more to transform it into goals and the situations. We need to improve defensively."

Asked about the criticism Leeds had received over their style of play following defeat at Old Trafford, he said: "I can understand this view.

"If we concede six goals [they say] is not possible but it is one game. After the next two games if we win the people will forget that we lost against Manchester United because we will take six points.

"When we win it is always easier than when we lose. When we play well and win everybody says it is unbelievable but when we lose it is more difficult."

Leeds have struggled against set-pieces and dead ball situations this term, something in which their next opponents the Clarets are specialists at.

"They are a different type of team," Meslier said.

"We know we will have to work to match them at set-pieces and crosses and to be physical. We are prepared to win this game."