By David Woods

1st Jan, 2021 | 3:08pm

'I spoke to Ben White...' – Cascarino makes Bielsa & Leeds claim he says is 'extraordinary'

Tony Cascarino has spoken to Ben White about the infamous murderball sessions at Leeds United that have helped hone Marcelo Bielsa’s players into the fittest in the league.

Cascarino said he finds it “extraordinary” that Bielsa is still running the demanding sessions in the Premier League but that he makes it work brilliantly for his Leeds side.

Cascarino also said that it’s a “myth” that Leeds will fall apart towards the end of the season.

Talking on the Breakfast show (talkSPORT, Friday, 9am) Cascarino said, “One thing that is a bit of a myth is that Leeds fall apart. They play no European football. They’re playing nowhere near the amount of games they played in the Championship. I think they’ll keep going until the end.

“I spoke to Ben White in midweek and I asked him about murderball.

“He said it is literally two sessions in a day which he said were so demanding and I find that quite extraordinary that Bielsa still seems to do that.

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“With no midweek games when they have that break they seem to make that work for them brilliantly.”

White was alright

Ben White must be looking at what’s going on at Leeds at the moment and wishing he was still playing under Marcelo Bielsa.

Brighton have a surfeit of centre-backs and it means that White is being used by Graham Potter as a midfielder.

He proved at Leeds that he’s more than capable of playing there but it’s not his prime position and any hope of making the England squad for the Euros this summer is surely gone now.

Leeds would have started him every week as a centre-back and if he continued to shine as he did last season, then he could have been in with a shout for Southgate’s squad.

Bielsa and his harsh training regime certainly helped make White the player that he is today and the murderball sessions are a central part of that.

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