Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo believes Leeds United have a unique way of playing ahead of their upcoming encounter, Sky Sports report.
The Whites have been thoroughly entertaining on their return to the Premier League.
Leeds became the first team in over two seasons to score three goals at Anfield, while victories over Sheffield United and Fulham leave them in the top half.
Wolves boss Nuno isn’t short on admirers, but the Portuguese boss reserved praise for Bielsa’s style while sharing how he intends to deal with Leeds on Monday.
“The way that they defend and their aggressiveness in the way that they react to the loss of the ball, it is almost unique in our day. To compare it to what we do, it is different, for sure. But you cannot change your idea based on who you are going to face. It is a confrontation of ideas on the pitch,” Nuno explained.
Leeds head to Molineux looking for their third Premier League win over the season.
Nuno highlights how aggressive Bielsa’s side is without the ball, and their average of 24 tackles per game is six higher than the Premier League’s next best (Whoscored).
It’s evident how Leeds look to win the ball back as quickly as possible. It’s an aggressive approach which can have its rewards when winning the ball higher up the pitch.
Wolves, meanwhile, prefer a counterattacking style. They average 48.7% possession, and that’s despite facing Fulham, Sheffield United and West Ham United so far.
In their 3-1 home defeat to Manchester City, Wolves had just 35% of the ball though many observers felt they caused City several problems when running in behind.
Monday’s encounter is likely to be an intriguing affair. Both managers will seek all three points but would probably accept a draw after a tiring international break.