Former Leeds United midfielder Michael Brown has backed the Whites to win promotion in the coming months and believes they could even push for Europe next season.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have been outstanding in the Championship so far and deservedly lead the way with just nine games to play. Boasting a seven-point cushion over third-placed Fulham, there is a real feeling that this will be the year that Leeds finally return to the Premier League.
And, speaking to Football Insider, Brown made it clear he expects a lot from the team in the top-flight as he suggested they could emulate another of his former clubs, Sheffield United, and challenge the elite.
“It is about the whole cog, how to grind teams down and believes in the team and that is what he has done. That hard work, that success and the style of play has leaned itself towards that.
“I think what is great for Leeds United is that they are playing such an attacking style, they want to control possession. I think the Premier League will suit that style. We have seen it with Sheffield United. They have gone up and done well and I think Leeds could do the same.”
This is a bold claim as Leeds haven’t even won promotion yet so talk of finishing in the top seven is too soon.
However, Brown has a point in terms of the Whites style, whilst the Blades, along with Wolves, have shown what you can achieve if you approach the Premier League with no fear – which is exactly what Leeds will do under Bielsa.
So, it will be very interesting to see how they do if, or when, promotion is secured but first they need to get over the line and then it will be about attracting the right quality in the summer.
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