Many Leeds United fans have commended Marcelo Bielsa after the Argentine coach commented on his hatred for a certain style of play.
The head coach talked about his hatred for counter-attacking football as he was pressed about whether he has had a sense of doubt while at his previous clubs (via Leeds Live). Bielsa went on to say that he can’t ‘imagine’ playing in his ‘own half’ and counter-attacking ‘three times in the match’ during his media duties ahead of the clash against Nottingham Forest.
The former Marseille manager’s philosophy isn’t proving too successful right now with the Yorkshire outfit enduring a sensational drop in form, having won just two of their last 10 matches across all competitions (via WhoScored). Fans seemed to love the comment from the manager professing his dislike of counter-attacking football as they took to Twitter to react. Here is a selection of tweets from the Elland Road faithful:
I’m old and I’ve enjoyed the last two seasons in terms of the football I’ve watched over any other season. This a bad patch of form, but we go again.
— Lord Bielsa (@LordBielsa) February 6, 2020
Well I’m with Marcelo. Wouldn’t want us to play any other way.
— JT1919💙💛 (@JohnmjtJt1919) February 6, 2020
If you believe, and I mean truly believe you can change the way this man manages our team with all your “he has to play big Kev” or “he has to drop paddy” bull then Leeds Utd is definitely NOT for you.
Read it again.
Read it again if necessary if you don’t understand it. https://t.co/ljS3JxYV9K
— andrew V2 (@V2Andrew) February 7, 2020
Love this guy https://t.co/71ArnTha5v
— Mark Hurley (@ma_curley) February 6, 2020
Bielsa has spoken https://t.co/UrB75ZY8Dm
— Wes Brown (@wesbrownwriter) February 6, 2020
Well said 👏👏 https://t.co/4YbWluDINA
— Andy Wade (@AndyWade72) February 6, 2020
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