Marcelo Bielsa: They have a lot of tactical diversity

Marcelo Bielsa: They have a lot of tactical diversity

Head coach on Brighton clash.

Marcelo Bielsa has spoken with the media, ahead of the Premier League fixture with Brighton and Hove Albion this weekend.

The Whites are back on home turf after three consecutive away matches and will be looking to build on their back-to-back victories at Elland Road prior to the new year. 

Marcelo began by giving an update on team news, with Kalvin Phillips set to be missing from the line-up due to suspension. 

“Diego Llorente, Tyler Roberts and Liam Cooper are all available to play,” Bielsa stated. 

The match will see a return of Ben White, who played a major role in the success of promotion last season for the club. 

“Ben White has shown he’s a Premier League player,” Marcelo explained. 

“All of us here, we admire him as a player. We respect him and love him as a human being. 

“He was an excellent professional as well as a teammate and we hope his career allows him to grow as he deserves it.”

Graham Potter is in charge of the Seagulls and has been in the opposition dugout against Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United previously, when at Swansea City.

“The two teams that he managed, Swansea and Brighton, have things in common,” admitted the Leeds United head coach.

“They have a lot of tactical diversity, they treat the ball very well and they’re a team who has good balance between attack and defence.”