Tony Dorigo has explained that Leeds United fans “absolutely love” their star man Stuart Dallas for what he gives on the pitch.
Dallas, who moved to Elland Road from Brentford for £1.3million (Sky Sports) in 2015, has been on the incredible journey with the Whites in recent years as they finally secured promotion in the summer to the Premier League.
The 29-year-old has spent most of his club career playing in the Championship, but he’s been given his chance in the top-flight this season and started every league game so far.
He’s surely one of the most versatile players in the entire division, as he can play in either full-back position, centre-back or in midfield.
The Northern Ireland international looks like he’s the first-choice option at left-back right now and there is no doubt he’s a highly-rated by his manager Marcelo Bielsa.
Ex-Leeds player Dorigo has been raving about the ability of Dallas:
“He’s been absolutely wonderful [since he joined]. He’s so important to the side now,” Dorigo told LUTV.
“If you think when he came from Brentford he couldn’t really nail down a position or spot in the side, over time he’s been patient and whenever he’s got in the side whatever position he’s played in he’s done it to perfection.
“I think he’s got such a tactical brain that he’s so important to Marcelo Bielsa because he plugs so many different hole. I can’t really praise him enough, he’s been a fantastic servant and hopefully for a long time to come he’ll still be there.
“He’s one of these players I think fans absolutely love because you know he gives it everything all the time.”
Dallas is the perfect example of the impact Bielsa has had on several players, as he’s gone from a solid performer in the Championship to somebody now that already looks a natural in the Premier League.
His game and tactical understanding has gone to an entire new level under the Argentine boss, which is why it’s no surprise to see he’s a talisman for his national team.
He’s someone that knows all the intricate details of the Bielsa system and his importance shouldn’t be overlooked.