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Bielsa's training made me a better player - Leeds star

Fri 14 May 2021 | 12:39

The Argentine coach has made a big difference in Leeds and has had an outstanding performance with the team

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player Robin Koch believes that training under Marcelo Bielsa has made him a better player.

Koch left Freiburg for Leeds in the summer for € 13 million and signed a four-year deal with his new club. The 24-year-old defender has played an important role in the Whites' place in the top 10 teams in the league, and now he claims that Bielsa's training has helped him a lot to become a better player and reach a higher level.

Koch told



"Anyone who has seen our games this season knows how intense they are. It's constantly back and forth and we give full throttle for 90 minutes.

"For the spectator, it's very entertaining. For us players, it also requires a lot of strength and stamina. Training under Marcelo Bielsa is therefore also very special, but I am sure that it makes us all better players. I definitely see a further development in me personally this season.

"Passing and build-up play, overall playing with the ball is very important for us and of course we train that way. So I think it's already the case that I've improved in that again here at Leeds."  

Koch is trying to find a place in the German squad for the Euro. He added:

"I've been working hard, I'm back to 100% after my injury and fit for the European Championships.

"It's good to be back in the starting eleven and to be able to prepare for it in the best possible way. I can get more match practice in our last games in the Premier League."  

source: SportMob