Leeds began life under new manager Thomas Christiansen with a 4-2 win over Harrogate Town in a pre-season friendly game at Thorp Arch yesterday.

On display were some formidable overall performances by the Peacocks, particularly by their young signings, who trumped their opponents with fabulous skills.

Take Hadi Sacko, for example. The French winger, who signed a permanent three-year deal at Elland Road last month, was at his usual best with the ball at his feet.

During a fiery counter-attack in the game, the 23-year old managed to scare Harrogate defenders by catching them off-guard with his sheer pace leading to a one-on-one with their goal-keeper.

But it was evident that Sacko still needs some polishing in his ability to finish his frightening runs cleanly, as his shot eventually landing right in the keeper’s arms exhibited the need to improve further.  That horrible second touch didn’t help either.

Nevertheless, here’s a video of Sacko’s speedy attack below –

  1. He accelerates great but his timing of his run puts him in front of the ball meaning he has to check his run causing a sloppy first touch
    He needs to be fast but also at a pace where the ball lands at his feet rather than a step behind him

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