Leeds boss Bielsa impressed with Cooper’s influence

Plying their trade in the EFL Championship with the hope of being promoted to the Premier League, Leeds United are currently taking up the number 1 spot in the Championship. Even the most bright football predictions didn’t see this coming.

The United boss Marcelo Bielsa has been so far pleased with his team’s performances this season and has picked out defender Liam Cooper highly praising him comparing the defender’s attitude.

Cooper’s performances this season has stirred up his head coach in comparing the defender’s behaviour to that of Oscar de Marcos – who plays for Athletic Bilbao in the La Liga.

The 27-year-old defender, who has been leading the Bielsa team as captain, has been very consistent for the Whites since the beginning of the 2018/19 campaign.

Leeds manager reveals his excitement in the defender’s performances and his influence in the Whites team and according to the Argentine manager Cooper is a very generous defender helping his fellow teammates.

“The captain has to be a good person,” said Bielsa viaYorkshire Evening Post. “The values our captain transmits are summed up in the fact Cooper is more interested in collective wellbeing of the team than his own wellbeing.

“He’s our captain and generous to help his team-mates, and he also has the humility to accept to be helpful. If you combine generosity and humility it makes him an example for all of us.”

Speaking of being consistent, Leeds United has played a total of eight games and is yet to record a loss for the season winning five and sharing three points.

Liam Cooper and his team will be returning to EFL Championship action on Saturday as they will be taking on Birmingham at the Elland Road. Experts in the field of championship predictions see Leeds keep the 3 points at home.

 

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