Ben White has been speaking to The Times about his rise to the Premier League, and of course, Leeds get a mention from the Brighton man.
Specifically, the 23-year-old chose to discuss Marcelo Bielsa’s training methods, with the famous Murderball cropping up.
Speaking to Alyson Rudd, White said: “It’s so tough. They do six-minute slots, so the starting XI will stay on for six sessions of six minutes, but the other team would be rotated and fresh coming on and running us ragged, really.
“It was about the intensity and playing under fatigue, to get us fit. They do not do anything remotely similar at Brighton. It’s unique.”
A lot has been made of Murderball, as it’s such a strange drill.
Kalvin Phillips has already spoken about it to The Times as well, where he told Henry Winter about how Raphinha, Robin Koch and Diego Llorente reacted to the intense session.
Regardless of the fact White found Murderball ‘so tough’ at Thorp Arch, Bielsa must’ve been impressed by his efforts.
Why? Well, the Argentine actually started the Brighton-born defender in all 46 of the club’s Championship games in their title-winning campaign last term.
Such was his impact at Elland Road, Leeds even made three attempts to re-sign White over the summer, with the highest reaching £25 million according to Sky Sports.
Sadly for Leeds, Brighton were well aware that they had a serious prospect on their hands, and that was that.
White has started 24 of Brighton’s 25 Premier League games this season, so it again seems unlikely that they’d sell him come the summer – if Leeds made another attempt.
However, with the Seagulls teetering just four points above the drop zone, who knows what White’s future will hold if Graham Potter’s men are relegated.