'I'm not going to lie': Eddie Nketiah reacts after hearing claim Bielsa overtrained Leeds United's players
Jesse Marsch has claimed that his Leeds United predecessor Marcelo Bielsa overtrained the club’s players during his reign.
Eddie Nketiah was loaned in by Bielsa during the Whites’ time in the Championship, but failed to establish himself in the side.
Speaking on the Beautiful Game Podcast, Nketiah was asked about the claims about overtraining and shared his own perspective.
“It’s difficult to say it’s wrong, because I felt like he was getting the best out of the players he had, even myself,” he said.
“But I’m not going to lie, it was hard. I remember sometimes I like to go out to eat, but I was going home to sleep! I was knackered from training and it was the first time I felt like I was being put out of my comfort zone every day.
“I felt like I needed to rest to be ready. It was good. But over time you do get a lot of injuries, because it’s difficult to sustain that but from a development point of view it’s good.”
The experience at Leeds will have been good for Nketiah in terms of pushing himself hard and also dealing with the frustration of being on the fringes.
The striker did not really get a fair crack of the whip as a starter, despite an impressive record as a substitute when he came on.
Nketiah is still really waiting for a club to show their faith in him to lead the line and has left the door open to moving on from Arsenal.
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