Jack tips Bielsa to Leed way to the top
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.”