By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

17th Apr, 2022 | 7:10pm

Sky Sports pundit unhappy with Jesse Marsch appearance on talkSPORT after Leeds United boss claim

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Paul Robinson isn’t happy with Jesse Marsch’s criticism of Marcelo Bielsa’s training methods at Leeds United.

Bielsa, who was sacked in February, was known to run tough training sessions and that often led to an increased number of injury issues at Elland Road.

Marsch spoke to talkSPORT earlier this week [12 April] and told the radio station that “players were over-trained” by Bielsa and “it led to them being physically, mentally, emotionally and psychologically in a difficult place to recover from week to week, game to game”.

Marsch has overseen an improvement in the injury situation at Leeds and has also won 10 points out of the last 12 available to move the Yorkshire club away from the Premier League’s relegation zone.

He’s done a good job so far but Robinson would rather he kept his criticism of the previous regime to himself – especially when Bielsa did so much good for the Whites.

“It’s easy to criticise another manager when your methods are different,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

I think we have to appreciate what Bielsa did and what he’s done for that club and his methods did work.

He improved them and in their first season in the Premier League, they finished ninth.

“Yes, the first thing a manager normally does when they come into a football club is say that the players aren’t fit enough or are not working hard enough. That’s one thing that Marsch couldn’t say about Bielsa’s teams.

When a man has left a legacy as Bielsa has, it’s best not commented on.

Instead, comment on what a great job he’d done, the foundations he’d built and that Marsch intends to pick that up and take the club forward in the way he wants to rather than looking at what he thought were flaws of the previous manager when he’s so highly regarded.”

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