Reaction amongst Leeds United fans has always been mixed when it came to manager Marcelo Bielsa giving secrets away and naming his team sheet well ahead of time – some love it, some feel we shouldn’t give any advantage away.
After the events of last season, it seems Bielsa has been made aware of some of the reaction on social media, as whilst meeting with the press on Thursday to preview the upcoming clash against Wigan Athletic, he was asked about team news, and had a fantastic response having bumped into a fan a few days back.
Latest team news from Bielsa – says he can't tell us because a supporter was complaining to him a couple of days ago about him giving away his line-up. "But between you and me, it's going to be the same team."????
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) August 15, 2019
It’s a slight change in approach from the Argentine, but it made me smile.
Those who don’t like the team reveals won’t be won over by his little joke, but for those who love his approach to press conferences, I can only imagine they are sending the love in his direction once again.
Now for a bit of revenge when we take to the pitch.