When Leeds’ Adam Forshaw compared this current team to Aitor Karanka’s promotion winning Middlesbrough, we discussed what that meant for the club.
The midfielder has played under both Karanka and Marcelo Bielsa, and drew comparisons between the two. If anything, he seemed to suggest that Bielsa’s style may be more successful in the championship than the Spaniard’s. This obviously bodes very well for Leeds, seeing as the Middlesbrough team Forshaw played for earned promotion in the 2015/16 season.
With that in mind, we asked Leeds and Middlesbrough fan which of the two teams were better, and these were the results:
That is a resounding result, with 95% of fans thinking Bielsa’s team are better than Karanka’s promotion winners. There isn’t a much greater compliment to a manager or a team than being hailed as better than previous successful outfits. Leeds fans have a lot to look forward to this season. Something is happening at Leeds under Bielsa, and fans seem acutely aware of that.