By Jack Cunningham

9th Nov, 2021 | 8:10am

Patrick Bamford discusses Murderball at Leeds United

Patrick Bamford has opened up on ‘Murderball’ at Leeds United and revealed some details about the session.

‘Murderball’ has become famous around the world and is associated with Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa.

It is basically an incredibly intense mini-game in which the ball never goes out of play, and it sounds brutal to take part in.

Speaking to FootballJOE about ‘Murderball’, Bamford said: “Sometimes matches do actually feel slightly easier.

“It is really high intensity. It’s almost like pressing non-stop and attacking non-stop for a block of five minutes five times.

“It’s the hardest session of the week, but it’s probably the most enjoyable session because it’s kind of match realistic.

“The high intensity and the sprint distance is close to what you’d do in a game but crammed into a really short space of time.

“I think that’s something that catches people who come to the club.”

Good insight from Bamford.

We have all heard just how intense ‘Murderball’ is, but to hear it from Bamford, who takes part in it every week, shows how tiring it is.

However, in theory, and in practice, you have to say that it is a great idea because if a match at the weekend is less intense, then the Whites are going to be prepared for the game.

If training is more intense than a game, then the match must be like a stroll in the park in comparison.

This probably explains why the Whites often outrun their opponents in most games because of ‘Murderball’.

However, it does sound like an absolute nightmare to take part in, and we won’t be doing that any time soon.

Instead, we will leave that to the professionals like Bamford, who will hopefully be back in action for Leeds soon once he recovers from his injury.

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