With highly rated Leeds United youngster, Robbie Gotts, patiently waiting for his first team debut despite featuring on the bench numerous times for manager Marcelo Bielsa, it wasn’t just midfielder Adam Forshaw who had significant praise for the player this week – our Argentine gaffer also got in on the act and spoke about his potential and attitude in training.
Quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post ahead of our Championship clash with Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon, Bielsa described our impressive Academy star in the following manner – “…never seen a player play with such dynamic”.
Having featured on the bench 25 times since Bielsa walked through the doors at Thorp Arch, it really can only be a matter of time before the 19-year-old gets his senior bow from the bench and those that follow Carlos Corberan’s Under 23 side will know of his development and importance to the squad as we lifted the PFL title last year.
“He’s a number eight. A midfielder, he is not offensive and not defensive, he’s a number eight. I have never seen a player play with such a dynamic. He’s a player with skills. In his position I have played Forshaw, Klich, Shackleton and Dallas. There is tough competition in this position, but everybody in the team respects him, especially his team-mates, as we do. Also, it’s true he didn’t have games yet. He showed he deserved to play in the first team. I wish he would play with the first team soon, but he competes with players with a high level.”
High praise indeed from our gaffer, so again, it can only be a matter of time before we see more of the lad and in some ways our exit from the EFL Cup probably counted against him here.