Marcelo Bielsa has won over pretty much every single fan who packs into Elland Road with his level-headed approach and scintillating football. The Argentine continually gets things right and after the win over Wigan yesterday his comments were again bang-on as he claimed that his side hasn’t yet shown they’re good enough to break clear at the top of the Championship.
Bielsa says the tightness of the division means it's a very even field and Leeds haven't yet shown themselves to be a side who can break clear at the top of it. He thought they showed that quality in the first month of the season but not since then. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) November 4, 2018
His comments have been well received by The Whites and whilst they’ll be looking to him to get their side playing the football worthy of Championship winners, for now, they’re over the moon with the progress. The club are joint top of the division with Norwich City at the moment, although they boast a better goal difference to The Canaries which sees them pip the Carrow Road faithful to top spot.
The issues that the fans have at the moment with their club is that whilst the football is mesmeric and they’re scoring beautiful goals, in their 16 games so far they’ve drawn six times, a figure that will have the supporters more than a little bit frustrated. If Bielsa can start turning draws into wins then they’ll have every chance of pulling away at the top of the Championship, much like they all thought they would at the start of the season when they blew away the likes of Stoke City, Derby County, Norwich and Rotherham in their first few fixtures.
You can read The Whites’ verdict on Bielsa’s comments here:
Couldn’t agree more. Was a very edgy game to watch today. Begoninning of season we oozed confidence and class. Ball on the deck and superb interchanging passing. A little bit back to hoof ball today, inviting them back on.
— Lawn Ranger (@TheGribster) November 4, 2018
If we can add more composure in final third and become more clinical then we can break clear drawn to many as well if 2 of them had been victories we’d be 4 points clear at the top of the league
— Kenneth Roy Brown (@kennybrown1964) November 4, 2018
You certainly can't accuse this guy of getting carried away. You certainly can respect him for (welcome) out & out honesty & straight talking. Some other EFL and Premiership managers from recent media statements seem to be taking a leaf out of the Bielsa Masters book eh Phil ?
— RobinsonEye (@neil_robinson44) November 4, 2018
Spot on, Aug 4 wins and 2 draws champions form, Sept 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss mid table form, Oct 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss play off form, Nov 1 win and hoping…..
— Richard Lang (@richardlang05) November 4, 2018
He’s absolutely right but the consistency of performance (if not always the result) has been there and there is much more to come from this team; in particular when we start converting chances
— Tyler75 (@hughesr64) November 4, 2018
— Mr Glassalfempty (@DRobinson92) November 4, 2018
This is bang on from the main man. I like it. He knows. He will let the squad know. Keep em on their toes.
— Rich (@richnutting) November 4, 2018
— Roasters-LUFC (@mlufcr) November 4, 2018
The fans will all appreciate Bielsa’s honesty and straight talking and will hope that he can straighten out the minor blips that his side have been experiencing, turning draws into wins wherever possible.