Marcelo Bielsa has discussed Izzy Brown’s strong form for Luton Town this season, outlining his positive attitude in the face of tough circumstances.
Chelsea youngster Izzy Brown spent the entirety of last season on-loan at Leeds United but didn’t make a single start for the Whites as he struggled to build fitness and momentum at Elland Road.
Brown signed for Leeds carrying on the rehabilitation process from the previous season as he healed from a serious anterior cruciate ligament injury.
This meant that Brown barely featured for Leeds in their quest for automatic promotion, having very brief cameos from the bench as his only first-team outings, despite being in fine form regularly for the under-23s side.
Brown then signed on-loan for newly-promoted Luton Town in the summer and fully recovered from his horror injury. He has hit the ground running since then, making 13 appearances for the Hatters and registering six assists. Only three players have provided more goals than the Chelsea-loanee in the division this season.
There had been an element of regret surrounding Leeds with Izzy Brown’s ill-fated loan spell, thinking that if he had been thrust into action sooner, it might have been the boost Leeds needed to make it over the line for promotion.
Speaking to the press ahead of Leeds’ trip to Brown’s new club, Marcelo Bielsa said that he is pleased to see the midfielder flourishing at another club.
Bielsa on Izzy Brown's good form at Luton: "I'm happy about that. He was with us and he had very good behaviour here. He's showing a level he didn't show with us. I consider this a mistake of mine. At Luton he is able to compete to play matches. We couldn't give him this."
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) November 21, 2019
With Bielsa looking to justify the difference in impact at Leeds and Luton for Brown, we take a look at how some Leeds fans have responded to this revelation…
No bielsa, not we, you! You could have gave him more game time, he could have settled in and been the player WE know he is. But your terrible team choices and tactics during games kept him out
— Chris King (@kipa170) November 21, 2019
Just don’t make the same mistake with Eddie x
— Kayleigh Cooper (@Kayleig32114726) November 21, 2019
Hat trick incoming
— Chris Shaw (@mr_shaw78) November 21, 2019
Politely saying he wasn’t good enough for our team , well played bielsa 👏🏼
— JonnyT (@jonnytodd14) November 21, 2019
Well that's him scoring Saturday then..🙄
— IAIN PLENDERLEITH (@IPLENDY65) November 21, 2019
— David Wainwright (@dayvid58) November 21, 2019
Big Big mistake all round taking him in the 1st place! Why get crocked players in ?
— John Thorner (@SirRobinCatbush) November 21, 2019
Forget izzy brown after that last minute free kick 😡 😤… Still fuming and we're in November, why did he have it!!!!
— LUFC (@SuperLeeds9) November 21, 2019