Stuart Dallas: Promotion night was surreal but Bielsa had squad back in training next day
Stuart Dallas is a party animal and he wishes he could have kept the Leeds United promotion party going for a more than just one night.
The midfielder has recalled that special day and still gets goosebumps talking about the night that no Leeds fan will forget.
He also countered Liam Cooper’s comments that he can’t handle his beer in a jovial podcast with Laura Woods and Adebayo Akinfenwa.
"It’s giving me goosebumps now actually thinking back to it" 🤩@dallas_stuart and his @LUFC teammates celebrated getting promoted in a BIG way… 🎉
Just hours later Marcelo Bielsa had them back in training, of course he did! 🏃♂️🤣 #LUFC
🎧 Listen now: https://t.co/un2qTY7XVe pic.twitter.com/cUjwo7G12P
— Super 6 (@Super6) March 9, 2021
He told Sky’s Super 6 podcast, “I’m just a normal guy who loves a pint at the weekend and if the party continues well why not.
“The celebrations were brilliant, unbelievable.
“The night we got promoted we were at the stadium watching the game [West Brom vs Huddersfield], it was surreal.
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“It’s giving me goosebumps now thinking back to it because it was an incredible experience.
“We were thinking the manager might give us the next day off because we had a game two days later.
“But we had to go in and run, in at 11 o’clock pelting it around the running track.
“I would have loved to continue the party and got steaming all the way into the hotel [for the Derby match].”
Is there anything not to like about Dallas.
He is a brilliant character on and off the pitch and exemplifies everything good about the club.
It seems he is willing to give his all in every aspect of his life and it is quite simply brilliant to hear.
Unfortunately, Bielsa did not share his enthusiasm but that is understandable given the Argentine’s temperament.
The fact he could not give them even a morning off says everything about Bielsa and helps to explain why he has been such a successful manager.
None of the players disobeyed Bielsa’s instructions either and that highlights the respect in the relationship between manager and squad.
We hope Dallas will be part of the club in future celebrations, as next time around they could be even bigger – we are talking European qualification or an FA Cup.
Fans will be able to celebrate properly with the players then, and maybe the last game of the season can give us a chance to reunite.
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