Marcelo Bielsa: The way they play is very creative

Head coach ahead of Everton fixture.


Marcelo Bielsa has spoken with the media, ahead of the Premier League match against Everton at Elland Road.

The Whites are looking to do the double over the Toffees, after recording an impressive victory at Goodison Park earlier in the season.

Victory for Leeds would make it three straight wins in the Premier League, having defeated Newcastle United and Leicester City in their last two matches.

Bielsa began by giving a fitness update on his squad.

“Rodrigo is having a scan at the moment to evaluate his condition,” the head coach explained.

“He had an action where both of his feet were very wide apart, and potentially that excessive stretch could have caused a muscular injury.

“Two days prior to a game you can’t be sure that any player will be available for the game.

“The only thing to add is that the problem Rodrigo has to overcome to be available on Wednesday is bigger.

“The problems that Raphinha and Patrick Bamford have to overcome, are more simple.”

Raphinha’s stunner was the match-winner for the Whites against Everton in November. Bielsa was asked his thoughts on what he expects from Carlo Ancelotti’s side this time.

He said: “In the last two games they had segments and periods of the games, they’ve shown why they have been protagonists in the league this year.

“They’re a team with very big players, very good players and good behaviour.

“Whilst they suffer the problems that we all suffer, sometimes they’ve had absences of players.

“As I stated, I think they are one of the protagonists in the league and the way they play is very creative and very good.”

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