Leeds United's defensive records are less than impressive but Bielsa is happy with his goalkeeper.
West Brom and Sheffield United, two sides at the bottom of the Premier League are the only teams that have conceded more goals thanLeeds United
. Defensively, they are not very organized and it is directly related to Marcelo Bielsa’s approach.Illan Meslier
, the young goalkeeper of Leeds has been criticized last week but Bielsa fully backs him.
"He's a player with personality and character and he still has the margin to improve,"
Leeds' head coach said.
"But what he has shown in the season so far qualifies as a good season.
"Not only because he is young, even if he was 30 years old he would still be graded very well."
As Leeds are going to faceWest Ham
tonight, Marcelo Bielsa namesDeclan Rice
as the most important players of the Hammers.
"A secret or something special I don't observe," said the Argentine, who picked out Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek as two players who have been key to the Londoners' progress.
"They've been able to maintain a stable partnership in midfield. They are two players who are very important."