Gary Neville left shocked as Harry Kane reveals Leeds training methods
Gary Neville was left shocked this week as Harry Kane revealed some of the training completed by Leeds United at Thorp Arch.
Joining up with Kalvin Phillips ahead of the EUROs, the England skipper has been poking for some behind-the-scenes information from the Yorkshire Pirlo.
Kane revealed that as well as murderball, the Whites actually complete their training on two pitches, not just one as they play 11-aside under Marcelo Bielsa.
Speaking to Gary Neville on Sky Sports’ The Overlap Extra, Kane was stunned by just how much work goes into training in West Yorkshire, as well as praising Phillips.
“He’s done really well, a great lad,” he said.
“He works really hard. I think at Leeds, they have some mad training regimes. I forgot what they call it now but there’s like two pitches together and they play 11 v 11, and it’s literally just man-for-man.
“There’s no wonder he’s as fit as they come.”
Neville responded to those training claims and you could tell that he wouldn’t want to be at Thorp Arch every single week.
“Two full pitches?” he said with a huge sigh.
Leeds have got to where they are because of how talented their squad is, but a major reason behind that is the hard work they put in at Thorp Arch.
Bielsa has kept trust in those who have previously struggled in the Championship, with now the likes of Stuart Dallas and Luke Ayling some of the best in the Premier League.
If you would have told us five years ago that we would have finished in the top half of the Premier League and have half of our squad representing their squad in the EUROs, we’d have laughed.
It is no surprise, and it is actually shocking that pundits and players are still stunned when they learn of how hard we train, it is a given.
You don’t play for Bielsa and the Whites if you don’t put every last bit of effort into your training, we are reaping the rewards massively.
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