Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa comments on Helder Costa

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa sits on his blue stool by the dugout before the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on August 13, 2019 in Salford,...

Helder Costa joined Leeds United on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers 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 praised Wolverhampton Wanderers-owned winger Helder Costa, as quoted in Leeds Live.

Costa joined Championship club Leeds on loan from Premier League outfit Wolves in the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old winger started against Salford City in the EFL Cup in midweek and played well for the Whites, as they won 3-0.

Leeds boss Bielsa has praised the Portugal international winger and has made a very encouraging observation about him.

Bielsa told Leeds Live about Costa: “I saw a detail for him is very important. Costa was comfortable in an uncomfortable game. He was fighting every time, knowing he has better quality than this.

“At the same time, I saw his attributes. He could show these skills for the first goal in the cross.

"If the global performance was medium, we cannot say high or low, he played with experience and created hope in us. Forest game, he made a difference when he come on.”

Marcelo Bielsa, manager of Leeds, before the Carabao Cup match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane, Salford on Tuesday 13th August 2019.

Important player

Costa is still settling into life at Leeds and is not at his best yet, but the Wolves-owned winger will be an important player for the Whites as the season progresses.

With his experience and success in the Championship, the 25-year-old will score and create goals for Leeds this campaign.

Costa made 21 starts and 15 substitute appearances in the Championship for Wolves during the 2017-18 campaign, scoring five goals and providing six assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

Leeds United's Helder Costa vies for possession with Salford City's Ibou Touray during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on August 13,...

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