Jack tips Bielsa to Leed way to the top

Daily Star Sunday - - RESULT! - By NEIL GOULD­ING

JACK HAR­RI­SON reck­ons Marcelo Bielsa can guide Leeds to the Pre­mier League as the York­shire giants keep up their march back to the top flight.

The Manch­ester City loan winger has been a rev­e­la­tion this sea­son and was on tar­get in Fri­day’s 2-0 home win over Derby which ex­tended the club’s lead at the Cham­pi­onship sum­mit.

“Play­ing un­der Bielsa is bril­liant and we want to be in the Pre­mier League,” said Har­ri­son, 22.

“We’re only go­ing to get there by play­ing like that, and un­der Marcelo, we should be able to reach that goal.

“It’s im­por­tant to keep build­ing on this and not get too com­pla­cent.

“I can only imagine what win­ning pro­mo­tion would mean to the fans, the club and the city of Leeds.

“This is a club which is more than de­serv­ing of achiev­ing that dream and I want to do ev­ery­thing I can to help the club reach that goal.

“It would mean so much to the fans.”

Leeds last played in the Pre­mier League 15 years ago but Bielsa’s flow­ing foot­ball is de­light­ing their de­mand­ing sup­port­ers.

And Har­ri­son has likened the Ar­gen­tine’s at­tack­ing ap­proach to Pep Guardi­ola’s blueprint at City.

“I guess it’s the clos­est thing and it’s def­i­nitely a bonus to be able to play like that,” he added.

“We are head­ing in the right di­rec­tion and you can see that. As a team, we’re only grow­ing to­gether and it’s im­por­tant to keep that in mind and con­tinue mov­ing for­ward.

“This is an in­cred­i­ble place to play, es­pe­cially when the fans are be­hind you. To play here in front of them is a great hon­our.

“It’s im­por­tant to keep our heads down now and fo­cus on each game, which is what we need to do in or­der to win pro­mo­tion.”

Af­ter march­ing to the top with seven wins on the trot, the El­land Road side lost three in a row, in­clud­ing an FA Cup de­feat at Queens Park Rangers – be­fore snap­ping that run against Frank Lam­pard’s Derby.

“We set out to make a state­ment af­ter con­sec­u­tive losses be­cause we knew we had to bounce back and make an im­pres­sion to the rest of the league,” added Har­ri­son.

“I think we showed the league what we’re all about and that we were more than ca­pa­ble of bounc­ing back af­ter suf­fer­ing losses. That’s our end goal.”

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