Marcelo Bielsa: I am very proud to be manager of this club

Marcelo Bielsa: I am very proud to be manager of this club

Head coach on Birmingham City.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa spoke to the media ahead of Saturday’s centenary match against Birmingham City.

The Whites are looking to bounce back following defeat at The Den before the international break. A win could take Leeds back to the top of the table.

Pablo Hernandez could return to the squad after playing 30 minutes for the Under-23s on Friday. Whilst Adam Forshaw, Liam Cooper and Jamie Shackleton are still injured.  

“Hernandez is fit, Shackleton, Forshaw and Cooper are not fit yet and we are waiting for them to train with the rest of the group”, said Bielsa.

“We have been working hard the last 15 days and we have tried to compensate for not having a game last Saturday. We have analysed what we have to improve on and correct it, this is what we have worked on these last 15 days.

“You can analyse a defeat in two ways, you can forget the defeat or try to think about how to win the next match by analyzing the previous defeat.

“I am very proud to be manager of a club with a 100-year history, I respect the history and tradition. The history of Leeds United is very attractive and I have a lot of respect, we never forget the history and it’s important to know what club we have now. We have great respect for the legends of the club.

“Any game in the Championship is a difficult match. Birmingham have changed their style compared to last season and they like to have more possession this season.

“They have added some players to improve their team and we think it’s going to be a difficult match.