The ‘Bielsa ball’ was yet again in full flow as Leeds United grabbed their first win of the campaign, with no let off in attacking intent despite facing some defensive jitters.
Marcelo Bielsa would be pleased to find his side on the right end of a 4-3 scoreline this time around, having suffered defeat on the first matchday against Liverpool by the same scoreline.
The win against Fulham was also a momentous one for the club as they ended a 16-year wait to earn a victory in the top flight.
As every Leeds United faithful would admit, the Elland Road would not have witnessed this remarkable feat if not for Marcelo Bielsa being at their helm. The Argentine turned things around for the club through his unique philosophy and managing expertise.
His presence in the world of football is regarded in high esteem, and he’s known for his unorthodox methods of coaching and also his modesty.
However, now at the age of 65, Bielsa’s own playing career is a period much less talked about, perhaps because he decided to retire at an early age of 25 to focus on coaching.
Bielsa primarily played as a defender and made 113 appearances in total while playing for three different Argentinian clubs during his career.
Despite his brief spell on the pitch, Marcelo Bielsa doesn’t seem to have forgotten all he once could do with the ball at his feet.
‘El loco’ displayed some nifty footwork during the game against Fulham as the ball came rolling towards the sidelines.
Still got it! Check out the backheel flick from Bielsa below –