Scotland star Liam Cooper says he and his Leeds United teammates are taking lessons from their weekend defeat to Chelsea.
Cooper skippered Leeds United as they lost 3-1 to Chelsea. It started so well as Patrick Bamford put Marcelo Bielsa’s side ahead before Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma and Christian Pulisic scored for the Blues.
It was a learning curve for Cooper as he enjoys a fine return to life in the Premier League. But he says this meeting is one that must be learned from.
“It was difficult and fair result in the end I would say,” said Cooper. “In the second half we weren’t at our best, we will go away and analyse that and improve in the next game.
“Chelsea are a good team, they will be up there at the end of the season. We are disappointed, I don’t think we got into the game as much as we should have and as much as we have.
“Chelsea have got very good players on the ball and sometimes it’s hard, they wait for you to come and drag you out then pop it off to the free man. We struggled with that and when we’re not getting there to anticipate the ball it’s always going to be difficult, because we put a lot into that, that’s a massive part of our game.
“As a group we’ll stick together and look to improve next game. I’ve said it in the past and I’ll say it again, we’re learning on the job. We’re an honest team who will run and run, go to the last second but sometimes these teams have that extra bit of quality and Chelsea certainly had that.
“We’ve got to improve, we’ve got to be better and we know that.”