Wed 27 July 2022 | 11:53

Raphinha claimed Bielsa was behind his move to Barcelona

The Brazilian star talked about the effective role of Bielsa in his career.




, who is the club's most expensive summer signing, praised Marcelo Bielsa and considered him the reason for his transfer to



The Brazilian star shined at Leeds United and attracted a lot of attention, to the point where Leeds United sold him to Barcelona for three times the amount they bought him for. Marcelo Bielsa was leading him at Leeds United and now the Brazilian star, who played 9 games for Selecao and scored 3 goals, praised the Argentinian coach.

He said:

“He is a manager who helped me a lot from the first moment I arrived at Leeds. He always demands more, he always demands the maximum performance. He helped me to get to the national team and he helped me to arrive at Barcelona. If it wasn’t for his teachings, in a group or individually, I probably wouldn’t be here.”

Asked about Bielsa's differences, Raphinha said: 

“As well as having a style of play that always respects the ball, he looks for the maximum performance in training and in matches, he was an important person for me and my career, I will always take him with me.”

However, the Brazilian hasn't found any similarities between Xavi and Bielsa. He added: 

“They are different, Marcelo has a unique way of working. It is the ‘Marcelo Bielsa style’, let’s call it that. Every manager is different. Equally everyone has a different way of living their life, every player and every manager is different in their work.”

source: SportMob

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