Joe Cole predicts Leeds United points boost and exciting future for 'high tariff' Whites

JOE Cole says the future is bright for a "high tariff" Leeds United side if the club back Marcelo Bielsa and learn from mistakes of the past.

By Lee Sobot
Sunday, 14th March 2021, 4:07 pm
Updated Sunday, 14th March 2021, 4:08 pm

Former England international Cole looked on as part of Saturday's coverage for BT Sport of Leeds United's Premier League clash against Chelsea at Elland Road.

Bielsa's 12th-placed Whites took a point from the fixture through a goalless draw in the latest game at LS11 to be played in front of empty stands in the country's ongoing battle against coronavirus.

Former West Ham and Chelsea star Cole says that when supporters are finally able to return, Leeds will automatically pick up more points due to the backing of the club's fans in the Elland Road stands.

POINTS BOOST: Says former England international Joe Cole, right, pictured at an empty Elland Road on Saturday for Leeds United's Premier League clash against Cole's former club Chelsea. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.

Given the right backing for Bielsa and the correct decisions in the transfer market, Cole says he is now looking forward to many exciting visits to West Yorkshire to watch Leeds in the seasons to come.

Speaking alongside former Whites defender Rio Ferdinand at Elland Road, Cole told BT Sport: "With the crowd back in here that's another five, six, seven points on the total.

"Just staying in the league is an achievement but also doing it with a style of football.

"We know Bielsa, we know what he can bring.

"But the future is bright for Leeds.

"They just need to always be mindful of where they was when Rio was in the side just before he left and that fell to bits quickly.

"They just need to make good decisions in the transfer market, back this man (Bielsa), back his judgement and we are going to have a lot of exciting nights here coming to watch them because they are a real high tariff, exciting, vibrant, attacking team."

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