Leeds United fans were lauding Marcelo Bielsa after a video of the club’s training pitch emerged on Twitter.
The video shows Jack Harrison dribbling with the ball around what looks to be various white marks on a training pitch.
— Chris Colhoun (@chriscolhoun) December 29, 2019
There was also a second video showing runs made off the ball by some Leeds players.
The thing that has always grabbed my attention with Bielsa’s teams is the amount of forward runs and ‘paired’ movements (two players making opposite movements).
I’m convinced no team makes more off ball runs to get in behind than Bielsa’s teams. pic.twitter.com/Zc4yv3xAVz
— Jed Davies (@TPiMBW) December 30, 2019
His coaching methods aren’t anything new to his rivals in the Championship and was praised by Birmingham City head coach Pep Clotet, then assistant manager, before the Blues met the Whites last season (via Sky Sports).
Leeds have enjoyed a fine season this campaign with the Yorkshire outfit sitting top of the second-tier of English football going into the new year.
Harrison, who featured in the video, seems to be benefitting from Bielsa’s methods having scored five goals and assisted a further six in the league this season (via Transfermarkt).
Fans were full of praise for the Argentine manager after the videos showing his methods emerged as they took to Twitter to react.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Elland Road faithful:
— Richard Lang (@richardlang05) December 30, 2019
— Andrew Kidd (@Andykidd57) December 30, 2019
— Brian Burns (@brnbrns) December 29, 2019
By far the best football I’ve ever seen Leeds play. I genuinely love the man 😂
— Josh Rothwell 💙💛 (@Josh_Rothwell) December 30, 2019
Mr Bielsa’s team preparation will be pretty easy tomorrow …….. attack like today and defend like we used to. Simples 🐒#leedsunited #lufc #mot #alaw #vamosleedscarajo #thisistheyearpic.twitter.com/Q2EXjxDvAn
— 1919 (@AllLeeds______) December 29, 2019
— CJ Price (@Coach_CJPrice) December 31, 2019
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