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Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa raves over Raphinha following Everton win

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa raves over Raphinha following Everton win - Leeds United News

Leeds United picked up a great 1-0 victory away to Everton on Saturday night, with summer signing Raphinha scoring the goal. Marcelo Bielsa spoke highly of the Brazilian after the match.

Bielsa’s comments on Raphinha

Speaking following the win, via the Yorkshire Evening Post, Bielsa said: “He is a player who has adapted very quickly to the Premier League.”

“Victor Orta who chose him and brought him here had identified that he had the necessary qualities to adapt to the Premier League. He is a player who can unbalance, who is potent, moves all around the pitch and has the capacity to unbalance from anywhere.”

Leeds have a great player on their hands

The 23-year-old’s numbers before arriving at Leeds highlight that he has a great eye for goal. The Brazilian has made 177 career appearances, scoring 45 times and picking up 26 assists.

Director of Football Orta can rest easy knowing he has secured a promising player for Bielsa to mould – the Spaniard has done some excellent business during his time at Elland Road.

Speaking about the player in the past, Noel Whelan said: “He is exciting. He is direct, he has got pace.”

“We saw that quality very early on when he came on when he threaded that ball through for Harrison into the 18-yard box. That was quality there.”

When you break down his performance against Everton, you can see the quality that Raphinha has. Aside from his goal, he picked up a 7.5 rating, made two key passes and won three ground duels (SofaScore).

With him picking up his first goal in only his second start for Leeds, it is hard to disagree with Bielsa’s claim that the player has adapted to the Premier League quickly. All associated with the club will now hope the floodgates start to open in terms of goals for the Brazilian.

In other news, one pundit has slated a Leeds player for his actions in a Premier League match. Have a read who it was here


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