Derby star Mason Mount gives verdict on Leeds United

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brentford at Elland Road on October 6, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United travelled to Derby County in the second game of the Championship season and Marcelo Bielsa beat Frank Lampard 4-1.

Frank Lampard the manager of Derby County looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Derby County and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Pride Park on July 28, 2018 in Derby, England.

Frank Lampard was given a footballing lesson in only his second game as management.

The uber-experienced Marcelo Bielsa rocked up to Derby County with his free-flowing Leeds United side and won 4-1, Kemar Roofe, Samu Saiz and Gianni Alioski starring in one of the most eye-catching team performances of the 2018/19 season so far.

Two months on, both Leeds and Derby have emerged as serious promotion contenders, heading into the current international break in third and eighth place respectively.

 

And, speaking to Derby Telegraph, Rams star Mason Mount has admitted that Bielsa’s side have caught his eye.

"It’s very tough," said Mount, whose impressive form on loan from Chelsea earned him a senior England call-up.

"The third game in we played Leeds, and they’re a top, top team. There is some top talent in the league.”

Mason Mount of Derby County looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Ipswich Town at Pride Park Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Derby, England.

Leeds have won just two of their last seven games in the Championship to lose top spot with Sheffield United and West Brom both ahead of them in the table right now.

But with Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe set to return from injury after the international break, don’t bet against Bielsa’s West Yorkshire giants hitting top gear again soon.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brentford at Elland Road on October 6, 2018 in Leeds, England.

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