By Pranav Shahaney

17th Apr, 2021 | 5:30pm

Leroy Rosenior credits Leeds United for learning from their mistakes

Premier League pundit Leroy Rosenior has said that the Leeds players have got better under Marcelo Bielsa by learning from their mistakes.

Leeds have over-achieved already this season, sitting in the top-half of the table with seven games left.

They beat Man City last weekend which was their best result of the season.

However, they’ve been criticized by many for their defensive frailties.

When asked what he’s made of the Whites’ performance on Premier League’s Weekend Warm-Up show, Rosenior said, “The thing that’s actually helped Leeds progress is Bielsa’s style of management. They make so many mistakes but that’s the art of good management.

“If you believe in your methods like Bielsa does, you should allow players to fail. That’s how they get better because they keep learning from these mistakes.”

Dogmatic Marcelo Bielsa

The Argentine has been criticised for sticking to his ultra-attacking brand of football, but in hindsight, people are realising that it improves the performances of the team over a period of time.

At the start of the season, Illan Meslier and the defenders made several mistakes, especially while building from the back, which led to us losing games that we should have got something from.

But Bielsa stuck with Meslier despite some initial criticism and kept taking the game to the opposition regardless of which team we played.

This not only put our opponents on the back foot but it also improved our players’ understanding of the system.

Often managers chop and change their plans which can do more harm than good as the players don’t have the run of games to acquaint themselves to one fixed philosophy.

Yes, we dropped deep against Manchester City, but that was a rare occasion when we went down to ten men, and we’re expecting to revert to an all-out attacking system against Liverpool on Monday.

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