The buzz around Leeds United news portals is about the statement by former Whites star Michael Brown. The midfielder has claimed that Leeds would feel more pressure than their promotion rivals. ( h/t Leeds Live)
The Elland Road side picked up a crucial win against West Bromwich Albion last week following an unexpected defeat against Queens Park Rangers.
With Sheffield United losing their last game, the Whites are currently second in the championship table.
It has been a fluctuating season for Marcelo Bielsa as his side started the season on a high note and losing the momentum in the midway.
Moreover, the injuries further dampened the confidence of the team.
They started off this month with a defeat against the current leaders Norwich City. Following that, the Argentine manager caught everyone’s interest with the Spygate controversy.
The Whites were able to recover well with a hard-fought draw against Middlesbrough. Bielsa soon led his side to two consecutive wins against Swansea and Bolton.
The Argentine manager earlier commented that all the teams in the championships were highly unpredictable and has the tendency to outsmart others.
Now the former Leeds ace Brown has weighed in on the Bielsa’s promotion hopes.
The pressure is on Leeds [compared with their rivals] actually because they are so desperate, it’s been so long and they understand what the crowd need from them.”
He later praised the victory over the Baggies.
“They have had a lot of time out of the Premier League. Bielsa is doing an incredible job. A lot is mentioned in the difference in tactics, but he certainly got it right against West Brom.
Following the Saturday’s win, Bielsa praised the team for showing characters all along. He commented on Pablo Hernandez’s performance as the Spaniard had created a communion with the fans.
The Spanish midfielder has been in a great form this season alongside Patrick Bamford who is looking impressive after the injury return.
Moreover, the English striker is filling in shoes of the injured Kemar Roofe.