Berardi opens up on Rosler’s instruction to him in pre-season

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Gaetano Berardi has been on the books of Leeds United since last summer.

Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi has revealed on BBC Radio Leeds what head coach Uwe Rosler told him in pre-season.

“When I started pre-season he told me that I had to improve everything, every day,” the Switzerland international told BBC Radio Leeds.

“My body is better and I feel fitter. I need more power and I need more conditioning. If I can do this, I can play without problems.”

Berardi has also highlighted the areas where he has improved since his move to Leeds last summer.

“Running, mentality and physicality,” said the 27-year-old.

The Switzerland international is a versatile player who can play either as a right-back or as a left-back.

The 27-year-old moved to Leeds from Italian outfit Sampdoria in the summer of 2014 and has proved to be a good signing for the West Yorkshire outfit.

During the 2014-15 campaign, Berardi created 10 chances in 22 Championship appearances.

The former Brescia star had a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 43%, and won 30 headers, five dribbles and 47 tackles.

In four Championship appearances so far this season, Berardi has created two chances, has a pass accuracy of 76%, and has won four headers and eight tackles.

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