Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen has told supporters during a Q&A session on his official Twitter account that he is “hella passionate” about Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa – ahead of Saturday’s clash between the two sides.
Leeds begin a run of three incredibly tough games as they travel to The Etihad to take on Pep Guardiola’s side, before facing both Liverpool and Manchester United at Elland Road. Steffen is expected to warm the bench, as Ederson remains first choice.
The connection between Leeds and Manchester City is growing. Not only do Leeds boast Jack Harrison on loan, and have signed Ian Poveda from City on a free transfer – but Bielsa and Guardiola are clearly close, and have once again praised eachother.
Benjamin Mendy, City’s outspoken left-back, has been to Elland Road to watch Leeds – and former manager Bielsa, with whom he worked with at Marseille. Now, Steffen has stated he is passionate about Leeds after being asked about the Whites on Twitter.
— Zack Steffen (@zacksteffen_) April 8, 2021
TBR’s view – Leeds are now everyone’s second favourite
Bielsa has got Leeds playing in a way that attracts from fans of other clubs. Their attacking style of play, their likability, their underdog perception – given that most of the Leeds players were average Championship players when Bielsa took over.
But not just that. Bielsa’s genius has been a massive point of debate for supporters and pundits and Leeds look they have a found a home in the Premier League – 17 years after relegation in 2004. £7million (MEN) City signing Steffen’s Tweet proves that.