Having more than played his part in what has been a very good season for the senior side (all things factored in) for Leeds United in the Championship season of 2018/19 in his role as assistant manager to Marcelo Bielsa, Carlos Corberan has plenty of reasons to be proud on a more personal level.
On Monday, he saw his Under 23 side take a 4-2 penalty victory to lift the Professional Development League National Championship trophy after we stormed to top spot in the PDL north table – and achievement reached with games to spare.
Given Bielsa’s desire to see first teamers rehabilitate, the group has often been strengthened with seniors, but it has maintained a very youthful outlook nonetheless, so the future is bright at the club when it comes to our next generation.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post following the game, with almost 8000 fans in attendance for the match, Corberan was blown away by the efforts of the fans to support our second string.
“It’s unbelievable how big this club is. They have shown they have the Leeds feeling inside themselves. They are going to help the Under-23s. It is something unbelievable and makes us feel very proud. We also feel a higher responsibility because when they come here we want to give them happiness.”