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Roberts gaining the attention of Enrique is a great sign for Leeds and its supporters

Roberts gaining the attention of Enrique is a great sign for Leeds and its supporters

Leeds United currently sit in third in the Championship table on 23 points with the team performing exceptionally well under Marcelo Bielsa.

And one individual, specifically, who has made a good start to the campaign is striker Tyler Roberts.

Roberts has scored three league goals in six games while providing an assist in the process and has since come in for praise from one of the top managers in the game right now.

The Breakdown

Tyler is set to feature for Wales in their friendly against Spain at the Principality Stadium this evening, and Luis Enrique has highlighted the Leeds man as a threat to his side in the absence of Gareth Bale.

“It seems a sensible move due to the injuries he [Bale] has had, but it is a positive for Spain,” Enrique told media outlets including Wales Online ahead of the game.

“We have analysed Wales with Bale in the team, and he has great speed, but it does not change anything for us. They have good, young players, like Tyler Roberts, and we know it will not be easy.”

Enrique’s praise of Roberts shows just how far Leeds and the club’s players have come under Bielsa despite the Argentinian coach having only arrived at Elland Road during the summer.

The likes of Roberts, Kemar Roofe and Samuel Saiz have all shown significant signs of progression since Bielsa was installed into the dugout, and Enrique’s recognition of the threat Roberts poses is evidence of the Leeds manager’s efficient offensive coaching.

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