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Leed United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has sent a message to the club’s fans and revealed how it feels like playing under Marcelo Bielsa.
Casilla joined Leeds in January of 2019, having signed from Real Madrid.
“He’s a crack, very difficult to define. Bielsa is Bielsa,” Casilla told Spanish publication L’Esportiu [via Sport Witness] when asked about how it feels like playing for Bielsa.
“Speaking of him affectionately, there are days that you would kill him, but then you see how he prepares each week, how he analyses each game as if it were the last, and that is what the footballer notices.
“He knows a lot of football and, although his method is very demanding, he is tough, all of us at Leeds have improved a lot with him.
“It is worth the effort because you raise your head and you see that the team is attractive, that many teams do not stand the pace of play and physical.
“And this is a clear consequence of the work they have done, both he and his coaching staff, arriving at eight in the morning and leaving at eight in the evening.”
“It’s a club that, being in the second division, makes you feel like you are a great team,” he continued, while speaking about the club’s supporters.
“When we play in London during the week, which is a four-hour bus ride from Leeds, there are 3,000 or 4,000 fans who come with us. When we play one hour from Leeds and the entire stand behind the goal is full of fans and our stadium is packed every game.”
source – TEAMTalk