The “high priest of the high press” has an aggressive preseason planned for Leeds players.
The players will be tested for fitness early and often under Bielsa, as he requires his teams to run constantly and to put pressure on the other team in their half.
Besides the work that the players will be put through, the quote about the “surplus” players either leaving or going to train with the U23s should also put some players on notice. There seemed to be a lot of passengers last season, with Paul Heckingbottom hinting about frustration with players, none of which will be tolerated at all under Bielsa. He also should command the respect of everyone with his CV.
Sounds like Felix Wiedwald will not be the last to leave the club this summer, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Is Juan Foyth an actual target for Leeds, or are all the rumours just people connecting dots that aren’t really there? [Through It All Together]
A left back from AC Ajaccio is rumoured to be a target for Leeds. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
The Non-League is getting reorganized (again). [BBC.com]
World Football Links
Senegal showed that African teams are more than just “pace and power.” [SBNation]