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Pontus Jansson has paid tribute to Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa following Brentford’s Championship Play-Off victory over Swansea City. Brentford sealed promotion to Premier League after celebrating a 2-0 victory over Swansea in the play-off final.
Goals from Ivan Toney and Emiliano Marcondes helped the Championship side to celebrate the victory.
Jansson, who joined the Bees in 2019 from Leeds, told Sky Sports: “That’s probably what has made me most proud. I saw something in Brentford.
“And I’m so thankful to Bielsa and what he gave me at Leeds – he gave me so much knowledge that I actually brought in here to Brentford.
“And Brentford were so willing to listen to me and with my ideas – that I took from Bielsa!
“So I thank him a lot, because for me he is one of the best coaches in the world. And people think that me and his relationship is not the best, but it is. He’s very good.
“I am so thankful to him. And of course I love Brentford so much, but also say thanks to Bielsa and to Leeds.”
On what it means to win the Play-Off and finally earn promotion, Jansson added: “It’s unbelievable, I’m so proud. It’s been a hard year but we’re finally there.
“This year we had a very strong group and we believed in it from day one. A lot of Leeds fans have been behind me and all of Brentford this season.
“I could go home to Sweden and retire now as this is what I have dreamed of. I won’t though!”