On Sunday, Leeds United overcame Wigan Athletic 2-1 at The DW Stadium in a game that The Whites were desperate to win. However, there was one moment in the game when the score was at 2-1 that had the Leeds fans buzzing. During a Wigan counter-attack, Josh Windass broke with the ball over the halfway line, only for seven Leeds players to surround him and crowd him out.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) 5 November 2018
In terms of the result of the match, this moment was hardly significant, but that’s not the point. The Whites loved seeing the team effort and desire from almost all of their outfielders to get back and help each other out. It was a moment that simply wouldn’t have happened 12 months ago and it’s a testament to the way that Marcelo Bielsa has set his side up this season and how willing his players are to die for each other.
Whilst having a group of quality of individuals always helps, what Leeds have is more than that. The team spirit in the dressing room is huge and it was there for all to see when they faced Wigan. Not only did Bielsa’s side fight back from 1-0 down to win the game on the road, but they also showed that they had the ability to defend as a collective as they regained top spot in the Championship after Norwich City had briefly taken it from them with their win on Saturday.
You can read The Whites’ verdict on their team press here:
Could watch this on a loop all day, simply glorious!!
— Bielsa’sLeeds18/19 (@RyanLUFC92) 5 November 2018
That's the kind of work ethic and discipline that wins championships! It warms an old supporter's heart to see such dedication and team spirit.
— Ole Morten Persen (@OleMPersen) November 5, 2018
My favourite moment of the season so far!! MOT
— Jack McCaw (@omoxo22) 5 November 2018
Side before self
— 420 Scotty win (@420Win) November 5, 2018
My new favourite gif
— Jack Walker (@tR_Walkies) 5 November 2018
— Jordan (@Jordxn__21) 5 November 2018
— Mikey P (@mikeyplufc) 5 November 2018
Pack of 7
— Andrew Cartwright (@AndrewCartwri14) 5 November 2018
These leeds players are going places.Trophies will be rewarded with such team https://t.co/PV9DCEdahy guys are top class.
— Ghanabeleeds (@Peterbouchedid1) November 6, 2018
The Whites are loving life under Bielsa and will hope there is more of this to come throughout the season.