Leeds United are currently in the thick of the Championship title race. Premier League football is a very real possibility for the Whites this season, they just have to hang onto their automatic promotion spot for the remainder of this campaign.
No one can say that Marcelo Bielsa’s side don’t deserve to be in contention. The Argentine coach has worked wonders so far at Elland Road, turning what was previously a mid-table side into a hard-working, cohesive unit capable of producing some truly scintillating football.
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If Leeds do go up, they’ll bring plenty of excitement and intrigue to the top flight, but former goalkeeper Paul Robinson is concerned that the top tier could represent a step too far for this team.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Football Centre (11/03, 12:40pm), as quoted by HITC, the former Leeds and England shot-stopper said: “I fear for them if they went up to the Premier League with the team they have got, how they play, but they keep finding ways.”
Leeds certainly do have a small squad, and one devoid of much Premier League experience. However, the 39-year-old is right to recognise that the club do indeed “keep finding ways” to win.
They’ve had a number of setbacks this year, including heavy defeats to Norwich City and Nottingham Forest. However, on each occasion, Bielsa has found a way to inspire his side back to their best.
From what we’ve seen of Leeds’ character, work ethic and mentality this season, there’s no reason to doubt that they would be able to find a way to thrive in the Premier League next season too should they achieve promotion this time around.