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Marcelo Bielsa issues verdict on Sheffield United

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Leeds United take on Sheffield United in the game of the weekend on Saturday in front of what is expected to be a capacity crowd at Elland Road. 

A win for either side would put them in a strong position to win promotion back into the Premier League after a lengthy absence out of the top flight.

Speaking in a pre-match press conference ahead of the game (quotes sourced from Leeds Live, 12:41pm), Marcelo Bielsa issued his honest verdict on this weekend’s opponents.

“Teams say a lot about the head coach they have. I’ve learned a lot about Sheffield United.

“They have a new style of playing. They have been faithful to their style all season.”

Bielsa went on to admit that his side didn’t deserve to win in the last game between the two sides where Leeds ran out 1-0 winners at Bramall Lane earlier this season.

“If you have a look at their players before this season, you see clearly the evolution. When we won against them it was a hard win and we probably didn’t deserve to win.”

The Leeds boss feels as though the Blades are going to pose a tough challenge to his team’s chances of winning this one, but he’s remaining confident in his side’s ability.

“For us it’s a big challenge to play against them and try to win the game.

“A complement to the previous answer – our goal is compliment Sheffield United and beat them.”

The atmosphere is going to be electric at Elland Road on Saturday and with both sides gunning for an all-important three points, it’s going to be quite the spectacle.

The Verdict: 

This is going to be Leeds’ toughest test of the season.

Sheffield United are in an excellent run of form and are showing no signs of slowing down in their promotion bid this season.

A win for Leeds here would all but guarantee them promotion in my opinion.

Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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