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Marcelo Bielsa makes surprising comment ahead of Sheffield United clash

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This weekend is going to see two Championship heavyweights face off at Elland Road as Leeds United host Sheffield United. 

Both sides can put themselves in a strong position to strengthen their grip on an automatic promotion place as the season heads towards a conclusion.

However, Marcelo Bielsa did his best to play down the importance of the game when speaking to Leeds Live ahead of the clash.

“All wins are important and no win is more important than another at this moment.

“The analysis that shows it is not crucial but it doesn’t mean we won’t see it as crucial.”

His comments come after Leeds defender, Pontus Jansson labelled the game as ‘the biggest of their lives’ and has urged the Elland Road faithful to play their part in the season-defining clash on Saturday.

Many supporters are sure to be nervous heading into this one, with a win putting Leeds’ destiny in their own hands as they target a return to the Premier League.

But a defeat would leave the Whites in third place ahead of what will be an exciting end to the campaign.

The Verdict: 

This is one of the biggest games Leeds have had in recent years, despite what Bielsa says, even though you can understand why he wants to play things down.

The result will go a long way in deciding where Bielsa’s side finish this season and if they can get a win, I think it all but confirms their promotion.

They can’t underestimate the threat that Sheffield United are going to pose to their side on Saturday though.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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