Leeds United are certainly going through a difficult time right now.

They’re not in the relegation zone, two places above that in 16th, but three of the four teams below them have games in hand, with Burnley having three.

Therefore, it’s not too panicky to say Marcelo Bielsa’s side are in a real relegation battle, and that isn’t where they expected to be after finishing ninth last season.

A pair of heavy defeats in their past two Premier League matches has seen Leeds concede 11 goals over the two games, and that clearly won’t help confidence in the camp.

Andrea Radrizzani has been speaking to the Italian media, and was obviously asked about the poor run. Panorama quote him as saying: “It’s not easy, it’s a complicated week. I’m going to Leeds now to try and raise the morale of the team, bring some positivity.”

The interview was published over the weekend, so the comments were likely made ahead of the 4-1 defeat to Arsenal.

Radrizzani was mainly asked about Italian football, and the commercial problems facing Serie A. When he questioned about buying a club in Italy, he confirmed early reports that he’s made efforts to do so: “I actually tried. Salernitana was at the centre of my summer thoughts. I made a purchase offer. I never even got an answer; not even a “No, thank you”. This is the bad of the country. Then there are clubs with too high levels of debt, so it becomes impossible to take an interest in order to buy them and bring them back to a valid economic and sporting level. The situation with Leeds was different. I bought it for 100 million and now it’s worth 400, and its in the Premier League.”

Despite recent reports he could be looking to sell the English club, Radrizzani wasn’t pressed on that.