'We don't do that' - Leeds United winger makes Marcelo Bielsa claim ahead of Premier League meeting with Brighton

Ian Poveda believes Leeds United will never settle for a point under head coach Marcelo Bielsa.

Saturday, 1st May 2021, 10:12 am
Updated Saturday, 1st May 2021, 10:16 am
Leeds United winger Ian Poveda. Pic: Getty

The Whites head to the Amex stadium this afternoon to take on Brighton & Hove Albion in Premier League action.

Leeds ended the month of April unbeaten after wins over Sheffield United and Manchester City were followed up with draws against Liverpool and arch rivals Manchester United.

Bielsa will be looking to begin May in the same fashion in a showdown at the relegation-threatened Seagulls.

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United sit ninth in the table ahead of kick-off while Graham Potter's men are 17th but do hold a seven-point cushion over Fulham - who head up the drop zone to the Football League - with five games remaining.

It has been an impressive campaign for Leeds this term amid their debut season in the top flight for 16 years.

Poveda - who could start his first match of the campaign this afternoon if Helder Costa isn't passed fit - says that the attitude within the camp from both boss and players has aided the season.

"We go to every game to win it, we don't go to sit back and try to draw the game," Poveda told LUTV.

"We don't try to do that. The manager and, even us as players, we try to go out and win every game.

"We believe in ourselves against any team [in the Premier League]. That's what we'll do again on Saturday [against Brighton]."

Asked about the season on a whole for the Elland Road club, he added: "I think we've done really well coming up from the Championship.

"Playing against Premier League teams, especially the big six - we've done pretty well. We've just got to keep focusing on each game, as we have done so far.

"I don't think we're focusing on next year yet. We have plenty of games coming up so we're taking things in our stride."