By Craig Scott

17th Sep, 2021 | 8:42pm

Jamie Carragher blasts questions surrounding Marcelo Bielsa style at Leeds United

Jamie Carragher is furious with questions being asked about whether Marcelo Bielsa should change his style of play at Leeds United.

Bielsa’s usually always set his team out to attack, no matter who they are playing against.

It has sometimes resulted in heavy defeats for the Whites, who failed to win in their first four Premier League matches this season.

When Sky Sports commentator Bill Leslie discussed the questions being asked of Bielsa in the first half of the game against Newcastle at St James’ Park on Friday, Carragher wasn’t happy.

“It’s always fascinating to listen to him even through an interpreter,” said Leslie on Sky Sports Main Event on Friday night [08:11pm].

“He spoke at length about the Pascal Struijk and Harvey Elliott situation and also he was questioned on whether he will change his way of playing in order to try and start getting results.”

Carragher jumped in and responded by saying: “Absolute nonsense, that.

“They finished ninth last season and only four games have gone this season. They’ve played at Old Trafford, they’ve played Liverpool.”


Why are some people who aren’t associated with Leeds always trying to get Bielsa to question his own methods?

Do they know anything about the Leeds manager? Have they not watched his work over the last three and a bit years? Or are they that dense?

Bielsa doesn’t care what anyone else says about his style of play. What matters is that it works.

When he took charge, we were mid-table in the Championship and last season we were top half finishers in the Premier League.

Before the Newcastle game, we hadn’t won in the league this term but three of those four games had been against teams in the top four as it stands. It’s hardly been a poor start.

Leeds will be fine this season and so will Bielsa.

We’re glad that Carragher, a pundit who regularly sees sense, hit out at those remarks about Bielsa on Sky Sports.

In other Leeds United news, a pundit is furious after what Craig Pawson told the FA about Pascal Struijk’s red card.