By Jack Cunningham

9th Dec, 2021 | 9:00pm

Leeds United man Junior Firpo praises Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds United summer signing Junior Firpo says life at Elland Road and life at Barcelona are very different.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Que T’hi Jugues, the Dominican Republic left-back lauded Marcelo Bielsa for his work on the training ground.

He also claimed that while he was with the La Liga giants, they never did any video analysis of the opposition, but there is a lot of that at Leeds.

He said: “At Barcelona, we didn’t watch our opponents’ videos, neither our videos to help in improving. With Marcelo Bielsa, we watch many. It is very important.”

Brutal takedown of Barca.

Now, we all know that Barcelona are not the team or the club they once were, but if Firpo is correct, that is embarrassing for a club that size to not have video sessions.

All of the best managers in the world and even clubs in non-league have video sessions, so this is a brutal review of Barcelona.

However, it is lovely to hear Firpo praise Bielsa, and it is clear that the left-back has a lot of time for the Argentine.

Firpo has had a tough start to life in England due to Covid, injury and arguably the team’s form.

However, he sounds determined to make his time at Elland Road a success, and though this interview is split into several parts, we recommend any Whites fan to take some time out of their day and give it a watch.

He seems like a fascinating character, and we are looking forward to seeing him develop under Bielsa’s guidance.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has shared an update on one injured Leeds star.