Arsenal's youngster speaks about his short experience at Leeds under the management of Marcelo Bielsa.
, the currentArsenal
striker spent a short period of time with a loan deal inLeeds United
last season. He was not so successful as Bamford’s form left him no space. Nketiah played only two Championship games for Leeds but he feels like the experience out of North London helped him a lot.
“I’m grateful for my time at Leeds,” the 21-year-old told talkSPORT.
“Bielsa is a very demanding manager, so every day I was pushing myself to the limit in training, and I feel that mentality has stuck with me at Arsenal, to always give my all in training and in matches.
“I also learned a lot defensively off the ball with the way Leeds play, I learned a lot about the importance of pressing from the front, defending from the front and the impact it can have to the team and the way we play.
“I definitely learned a lot, I put myself out of my comfort zone which was a good thing for me, it’s made me a lot stronger mentally and has improved me as a player.
“I’m grateful for my time there.
“Obviously things worked out for me in the end with coming back to Arsenal, so I’m grateful for the experience I had and I feel like it made me a better player and a better person.”