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Leeds: Paddy Kenny hails ‘incredible’ fitness levels at the club

Leeds: Paddy Kenny hails ‘incredible’ fitness levels at the club - Leeds United

Former Leeds United man Paddy Kenny has hailed some ‘frightening’ news which emerged recently, highlighting the current squad’s amazing fitness levels.

The Lowdown: Leeds excel back in Premier League

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have completed their first season back in the Premier League, finishing ninth in the table and catching the eye hugely.

Leeds have been a popular team, in terms of the entertainment value they bring, hailed as a ‘breath of fresh air’ by pundits thanks to their intense and attack-minded style.

Not only that, but Bielsa’s men are also renowned for being extremely hard-working, showing an unbelievable desire to win the ball back.

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The Latest: Kenny lauds ‘incredible’ Leeds

An article in The Athletic last week highlighted exactly how much they outrun the other teams – making the most sprints and for a longer distance ‘by an enormous margin‘.

Speaking to Football Insider, Kenny waxed lyrical over that aspect of their game:

“It’s frightening, the work rate they show. Every player is amazing. The manager expects nothing less so it’s no surprise really. For them to finish on top of the running stats shows that hard work pays off.

“They finished 9th and that’s an incredible achievement. Their running has been a massive part of that.

“They have been a breath of fresh air as a promoted side. Hopefully, they can build on it again next season.”

The Verdict: Hard work is everything

It doesn’t matter how talented you are, a strong work ethic is the key to making it at the top level and getting one over on your peers.

No side in the top-flight works as hard as Leeds and it has played a major role in their success this season, ensuring they keep going until the final whistle.

Bielsa has made his players remarkably fit, but they are willing to put in such huge levels of work because it pays off on the pitch, which is also a testament to his motivational skills and man-management.

In other news, a major European club are thought to be interested in signing a Leeds star this summer. Find out who it is here.


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