Patrick Bamford has opened up on what it is like to work with Marcelo Bielsa on a daily basis at Leeds United when speaking to ESPN.
The striker has been the talk of the town this season, netting six goals in his opening eight games, and you have been able to see the marked improvement in his game since the Argentine arrived at Elland Road.
However, it’s not been easy for Bamford to get to this stage, the manager has had to put Bamford through his paces to get him to this level.
The striker was asked what it’s like to work with Bielsa on a day to day basis, to which he responded:
“I’d say that if someone asked me who is the best manager you’ve worked for, I’d say Marcelo, but if someone asked me who is the hardest manager you’ve worked for I’d say Marcelo. Those two things go hand in hand.”
Did anyone really expect any other answer from Bamford?
We all know how hard Bielsa works his players, tales of him weighing everyone every day and his infamous murderball sessions are legendary at this point.
However, it clearly works. Bielsa has led Leeds back to the Premier League, and his incredibly high standards have given them a platform to build on in the top-flight.
The Whites have put in a number of impressive performances, showing that they’re more than capable of going toe-to-toe with some of the top teams in the country.
It may be hard work to play under Bielsa, but more often than not, hard work pays off in this game.