Leeds United remain well on course to win a long-awaited promotion back into the Premier League under the guidance of Marcelo Bielsa.
The Whites are currently sat top of the Championship table, and are seven points clear of third-placed Fulham with just nine games remaining in this year’s campaign.
However, that push for promotion into the top-flight has been put on hold for the time being, with recent off-the-field events calling a halt to the sporting calendar.
One player that has played a key role in Leeds’ impressive showings this season is Manchester City loanee Jack Harrison, who has been a regular in the starting XI for Bielsa’s men.
The winger has chipped in with five goals and seven assists in all competitions this term for Leeds, and it’ll be interesting to see whether the Yorkshire-based side will make an effort to sign him permanently in the summer.
Speaking in an interview with the MLS website, Harrison issued an insight into the training methods put in place by Marcelo Bielsa, and revealed the depth that some of his sessions go into at times.
“It takes a little bit of time to adapt and get used to his training methods and his methodology really about the game and everything.
“The way he breaks down and makes it so detailed but ultimately you know it’s going to be good for you. So it took it a little bit of time to kind of adapt and get used to training regime but I think once you get around that you understand what he wants and you can kind of get your head around all of that stuff and you just let yourself play with all that in the back of your mind.”
Harrison went on to state that he has had his ups and downs in recent seasons, but is certainly showing improvement whilst being managed by the Argentine, as Leeds edge closer to a long-awaited promotion into the Premier League.
“I think you can really start to build on different parts of your game which is what I’ve basically done the last two years. I’ve gone through ups and downs with him and just reset myself going back to the training sessions and what he wants out of me as a player is what I kind of used to back myself up a little bit.”
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Bielsa has clearly had a positive impact on Harrison’s performances this season.
I had my doubts as to whether he was a good enough player to have in the squad in this year’s campaign for the Whites, as he didn’t exactly set the world alight with Leeds last term.
But he’s shown much-needed consistency in his performances throughout the 2019/20 season, and is likely to be heavily involved in the promotion run-in when football does return.
Bielsa is a manager that is more than capable of managing in the Premier League in the future, and I think he’ll be doing that very soon with Leeds United.