Patrick Bamford: It’s been such a whirlwind

Patrick Bamford: It’s been such a whirlwind

Striker on promotion.

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford spoke to LUTV after helping the Whites clinch the Sky Bet Championship title.

Bamford scored 16 goals throughout the campaign as Leeds romped to the league title for the fourth time in the club’s history.

Whilst it hasn’t yet sunk in the Whites will return to the Premier League, Bamford gave his thoughts on the achievement.

“The last few days have been such a whirlwind,” said Bamford.

“Who would’ve thought we’d have ended up winning the league by 10 points in the end? It was so tight until the last couple of games.

“It means so much to everyone, the fans, staff and the whole club as a family has done the city proud.

“I don’t think we realise just how much we’ve achieved, there has been 16 years of heartache and we’ve managed to bring Premier League football back and until we retire from playing, I don’t think we’ll realise what kind of feat we’ve achieved here.

“I’m proud and I know the lads are proud, it has been a long season, but we deserve it.”

Bamford also spoke about head coach Marcelo Bielsa, heaping praise on the Argentine.

He said: “With the manager everyone says you don’t see that much of a personal side with him.

“It’s almost like a love-hate relationship because he pushes us so hard and I know as a group of lads we moan a lot.

“We know, deep down he is getting the best out of us, he has improved us all as players and you can see the transformation he has done with the team.

“It was just the pure determination and willingness for him to achieve this goal with us and now you can see him relax.

“He’s such a loveable guy and me and the whole team owe so much to him”