Gabby Agbonlahor changes tune with huge praise for 'outstanding' Leeds United

TalkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor has spoken out in praise of Marcelo Bielsa and his “outstanding” Leeds United side.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 9:30 am
Marcelo Bielsa, Manager of Leeds United. (Photo by Oli Scarff - Pool/Getty Images)

The former Aston Villa striker has garnered controversy in the past with a series of criticisms aimed at the Whites, and even went as far as to suggest earlier in the season that their dedication to a free-flowing and open style of attacking play is “naive”.

But it would appear that the three-time England international has been won over by Leeds in the latter stages of the campaign.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Agbonlahor hailed the impact that Bielsa has had at the club, and claimed that he can continue to take Leeds forward if he receives the right backing in the transfer market.

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He said: “As much as I’ve had banter with Leeds and stuff, they’ve been outstanding.

"The way he [Bielsa] can do with Leeds what he’s done this season with some players that are not outstanding players… he’s getting 100% out of all of them.

"What would he do with a bigger team? What could he do if he could buy some better players for Leeds United? Where could he take them?

"They’ve been outstanding.

"If he had better centre-halves, a better left-back – Alioski has played a lot of the season. He’s been good, but what if they had a proper left-back who played the way Bielsa wanted him to?

"I’m being too nice to them now, let’s change the subject!”

Leeds are currently 10th in the Premier League table with three matches left to play, and have vastly outperformed fellow newly-promoted sides Fulham and West Brom – both of whom have been relegated.