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Morning Leeds-in for 27 August: Bielsa says that Pablo Hernandez can ‘improve me as a coach’

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So Marcelo Bielsa had some nice things to say about Pablo Hernandez after the win over Norwich City.

Bielsa also said of Hernandez:

His style is something that wakens in the rival the desire to neutralise him because he always intervenes, making actions more fluid. He has an influence, he intervenes in very small spaces and he makes the play of his team-mates a lot easier. He really is a player that improves his team-mates.

He gives solutions to actions that are very complicated and he puts his team-mates in better situations. He’s a real silent leader. He always takes responsibility for difficult things and he makes it easier for his team-mates to play. He does all of this without speaking, without saying a word.

And with Bielsa’s long, drawn-out apology to Hernan Crespo earlier this week, we know that Bielsa doesn’t give out compliments unless he really means them.

Hopefully Bielsa keeps giving out compliments like this to Hernandez for the rest of the season.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

A recap of the match against Norwich City. [Through It All Together]

Jack rated the players. [Through It All Together]

A look at how Leeds scored their goals. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Five stats from Everton’s 2-2 draw with AFC Bournemouth. [Royal Blue Mersey]

Reading FC got a dubious late penalty to draw 1-1 with Aston Villa. [7500 to Holte]

World Football Links

The Philadelphia Union won 1-0 over the New England Revolution thanks to a Cory Burke CAR assisted goal. [Brotherly Game]

In Mexico, Monterrey gave up a late equalizer to draw against Monarcas Morelia for the third straight time. [FMF State of Mind]

Nine-man Club América scored an equalizer to draw level with Pumas UNAM. [FMF State of Mind]

Five things we learned about AC Milan after their loss to Napoli. [AC Milan Offside]