Graham Potter on what Brighton need today against Leeds United and his feelings on Marcelo Bielsa

Brighton and Hove Albion boss Graham Potter says his side need to match the work ethic they produced at Elland Road if they are to beat Leeds United again today.

Saturday, 1st May 2021, 2:22 pm
Updated Saturday, 1st May 2021, 2:24 pm
TOP LEVEL - Brighton manager Graham Potter says Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa is one of the bosses he and many others look up to in the game. Pic: Getty

His Seagulls side could still be relegated this season so need to fight for all the points they can muster to stay ahead of 18th-placed Fulham, who are currently seven behind with five games remaining.

"We still have work to do to ensure our Premier League status before the season concludes, and it's important that we now strive to pick up as many points as possible from these final five games," said Potter.

"I have said it all season, there are no easy games in the Premier League, and the result at Sheffield United, who were already relegated, demonstrates that more than ever."

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This afternoon's game at the Amex Stadium gives Leeds a chance to gain revenge for a 1-0 home defeat in January.

Potter wants his team to replicate the effort they conjured up in West Yorkshire, when they run out at home today against Marcelo Bielsa's unbeaten-in-six Whites.

"Today we face another of those challenges in Leeds United who, as we have all witnessed this season, play very much on the front foot," he said.

"I have huge respect for Marcelo Bielsa, he is one of the game's very top-level coaches and one many of us look up to. We did well to beat Leeds by a single goal back in January; we were excellent that afternoon but we witnessed first-hand the high tempo played by our opponents. We will need to put in a similar hard-working performance this afternoon if we want the same result."