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Thierry Henry in awe of Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United

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Thierry Henry in awe of Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United

Premier League legend Thierry Henry has shared his admiration for Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa and the West Yorkshire club’s style of play.

Leeds have had mixed results in the Premier League this season but there has been little debate over the attractiveness of their style of play. 

The Whites have earned many admirers with their efforts, even if some detractors have suggested Leeds might need to consider a more defensive approach. 

But Henry, who famously enjoyed one of the more iconic moments of his career against Leeds United, disagrees. 

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The Frenchman is in awe of Bielsa’s work at Leeds this season and loves the way the Whites play the game. 

“You can change your system, make it evolve, but the important thing is it is to be in agreement with your ideals,” Henry told So Foot. “Look what Marcelo Bielsa is doing in the Premier League. He can win 4-0 or lose 4-0. But ultimately everyone is watching Leeds. 


“Today I love to see Leeds play, it’s amazing.”

When it comes to style and football, Henry is one of the highest authorities. Therefore, Leeds United should take great stock in his assessment of their fashionable football. 

Leeds fans will just hope that their club continues to pick up enough points to outdo the somewhat shaky defensive performances that have also been on display this season. 

If so, then Leeds should have no problem staying up and entertaining fans and Henry along the way.

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