Marcelo Bielsa has well and truly transformed Leeds United since he arrived at the club during the summer as his stewardship has already produced plenty of positive tangible results.
The Whites have been dreaming of promotion for the best part of 15 years but, following season after season of predictable disappointment, it seems that something has genuinely changed at Elland Road. With Bielsa in charge the feeling is that promotion is within Leeds’ grasp, and their performance at Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night served to illuminate their credentials even if they only drew with the Owls.
Mateusz Klich continued on his unlikely upward trajectory with a sumptuous finish from the edge of the area to cancel out a majestic opener from Adam Reach, taking his tally to 4 goals for the season after just 10 appearances.
In the aftermath of proceedings the Poland international and Friday’s man of the match discussed his “best start to a season” in an interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Throughout the interview Klich gave the impression that the mentality has changed at Leeds and that both he and his teammates were far from content with a point in the Yorkshire derby.
But it’s not only the mentality which Bielsa has installed into the club which is so promising for the supporters, it is the manner in which he has transformed Klich from a player who was tipped to depart Elland Road into a goal-hungry lynchpin at the heart of midfield.
After spending the second half of the previous campaign on loan at FC Utrecht it seemed that Klich would leave Leeds this summer in search of a new challenge, but his rapid transformation has enabled him to establish himself as a vital cog in Bielsa’s machine.
Of course, Klich has always possessed talent and his form has not arrived completely as a bolt out of the blue, but Bielsa’s excellent man management skills which encourage his players believe in the full extent of their talent has been underlined by the manner in which he has started the new campaign.
Leeds fans – thoughts? Let us know below!Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience