Angus Kinnear believes that Marcelo Bielsa’s style of play should make Leeds United “poster boys” of social distancing once football is back underway.
Leeds have torn Championship sides to shreds this season and, deservedly, sit top of the table and seven points clear of third as a result.
There have been occasions this season where teams haven’t been able to get close to Leeds player and that is why managing director Kinnear has made such a claim about Bielsa’s men.
However, for Leeds to continue with their “breathless” style of play, the EFL need to resume the Championship season so the Whites can play their final nine matches of the season.
Kinnear has bemoaned the possibility of the season not being concluded on the pitch, especially after what we have seen happen in Germany in the last week
“England had some of the finest sports scientists and football administrators in the game and the time has come for us as a sport to stop repeatedly framing the challenges and start delivering on the solution,” Kinnear wrote on the Yorkshire Evening Post website.
“It would be a national embarrassment if the Bundesliga, La Liga or Serie A were to be able to complete safely and the first and fifth biggest leagues in the world were not able to follow suit if the context remained comparable.
“The next challenges will be the specifics of returning to competitive play.
“For Leeds United the breath-taking speed of our breakaway play should make us the poster boys of social distancing and I have absolute faith in Luke Ayling’s ability to choreograph some Covid compatible goal celebrations.”
We cannot wait for football to get back underway but there is one point that we have to disagree with Kinnear on.
Kinnear wants to “stop repeatedly framing the challenges” that are in the way of football returning but those potential hurdles need to be discussed because, otherwise, we are opening up the threat of football returning unsafely.
Yes, the Bundesliga did get back underway at the weekend but Germany is in a totally different place to England in terms of COVID-19’s impact.
It’s not the same in every country.
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