Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa comments on Ben White

Marcelo Bielsa manager of Leeds United looks on prior to the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on August 13, 2019 in Salford, England.

Ben White joined Leeds United on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion in the summer transfer window.

Marcelo Bielsa manager of Leeds United looks on prior to the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on August 13, 2019 in Salford, England.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has suggested to The Yorkshire Evening Post that he is surprised at the performances of Ben White so far this season.

White, who can operate as a central defender or as a right-back, joined Championship club Leeds on loan from Premier League outfit Brighton and Hove Albion in the summer transfer window.

 

The youngster did not have any experience in the Championship prior to his move to Elland Road, but he has done well for the Whites and has been very impressive.

Leeds head coach Bielsa has been impressed with the display produced by the 21-year-old, and has suggested that he did not expect the Englishman to do so well.

Marcelo Bielsa the manager of Leeds United looks on during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on August 13, 2019 in Salford, England.

Bielsa told The Yorkshire Evening Post about White: “Ben White was a decision of Victor Orta.

“It was difficult to think that he would have the performance he is having right now because the reference that we had is with games not in the Championship.

“He has a lot of steps to give and the most important one is how he reacts when he doesn’t play well.”

Strong start

Leeds have made a strong start to the season and are doing well under head coach Bielsa at the moment.

After winning 3-1 against Bristol City away from home in the Championship, the Whites drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest at Elland Road in the league before getting the better of Salford City 3-0 in the EFL Cup.

Ben White of Leeds United and Jake Beesley of Salford City compete for the ball during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on August 13,...

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