Today, we did six minutes’ segments and you really feel it. It was also a ‘real-time’ example of “Murderball” – Bielsa’s famous training drill where he pitches 11 versus 11 and anything goes, as long as it is done at the highest intensity. I don't enjoy it at all.

Bielsa wants his team to press opponents all over the pitch, as shown in the image below. What's behind their tactics and who are the key players charged with enacting it? "I’ve always said we’re a work in progress but we needed this today. His brand of high energy, relentless football has returned Leeds United to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years and here, Karen Carney explains why his side are so effective. “It’s just a normal game with normal rules, 11 v 11 on a big pitch. That’s something the 'murderball' drill fits into. "You can't be ready for how hard it actually is.

I knew, by reading about him, how his teams played - Athletic Bilbao and the intensity they played at. What time will the US election result be announced in the UK today? "You try and prepare yourself mentally for how difficult it's going to be, but I don't think you can," says the 29-year-old. He may make a miraculous recovery! You don't even think about them. Bamford was their most effective forward against Fulham although he had to be substituted after 70 minutes after his constant running. So many of Leeds’ achievements under Bielsa come down to this level of hard graft.

So it's our job to go out there do them all proud. “It’s fantastic we have that mentality and people are starting to pick up on that now.”.

“After two good years [in the MLS] I started to realise I needed to come back to England,” he says.

It included switching the days the players were in to help prepare them better for the weekend.

Marcelo Bielsa. ", When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. So, how does it work? "We’ve done Marcelo Bielsa’s famous murderball just to get each other ratting and at it and getting aggressive and angry with each other.

Harrison is no stranger to challenging himself, having taken the brave decision to quit Manchester United’s academy when he was just 14 to accept a scholarship in the United States at the Berkshire School in Massachusetts before studying at Wake Forest University. It'll have more than a PS5! Your number won't be shared with anyone else in the group. Harrison even went through the unusual process of being a draft pick – first chosen by Chicago Fire and then “traded” to the newly formed New York City. Kalvin Phillips and Mateusz Klich regularly ignored easy options to move their team forward but it meant they could lose the ball in dangerous areas. When the opposition has the ball Leeds' 4-1-4-1 system can resemble a 5-2-3.

"We've just got to remember all our fans who would usually be there backing us will still be watching. We've got to be at full tilt every single week. One of the drills Bielsa regularly uses is called 'murderball'. “It’s three days before the game and it’s the most intense training session we will do,” he says. And Evatt revealed that Bielsa's 'murderball' training drill - 11 v 11 but with no stops - was employed to help increase the aggression levels among the Wanderers squad, which bore fruit against Harrogate. For more info visit bt.com/monthlypass, Topics: Football News, Marcelo Bielsa, Football, Premier League, Leeds United.

Bielsa's training sessions are what sets him apart from his contemporaries. @media (max-width:767px){.css-4n1las{display:none;}}More Like This@media (min-width:768px){.css-1s8mc50{display:none;}}More Like This. He is not a cage fighter. Illan Meslier has impressed team-mates with his quality since arriving a year ago but he could benefit from genuine competition. We always go on the pitch knowing exactly what rival teams are going to do - and if they were to change, we'd be have that covered as well. Please, The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated. Bielsa’s team has constant movement and takes risks, which has resulted in seven-goal thrillers in consecutive weekends. Off the ball, he instinctively drops back when his defenders move upfield. And hopefully that's enough to consolidate us in the Premier League.". That’s why he has the reputation he has with top managers in the world all saying great things about him.”.

"That was my only ever action really - and when you have to drop down the divisions to League One and League Two afterwards, those Premier League dreams and aspirations become distant. They have taken 10 points from their first six games, holding Manchester City, demolishing Aston Villa’s 100 per cent record and giving Liverpool an almighty fright on the opening day. Harry Kane at Spurs, Son Heung-min as well - players like that are the best in their field.

Ian Evatt revealed training in the week leading up to Bolton Wanderers' first win of the season included Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa's infamous 'murderball… One way he gets his squad up to his standards is “murderball” or as Pontus Jansson described it, “killer ball”. '", "I've never met anyone in football like him," Cooper adds.

Mateusz Klich has given fresh detail into what’s involved in Marcelo Bielsa’s infamous 'murderball' training drill. In attack, Bielsa could balance his forwards with a right-footer.

Helder Costa’s decisive goal at the weekend saw Illan Meslier’s pass to the left wing and a flick on set Bamford away to provide the assist. “It changes every week. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.

You just play, but you can’t stop running. It was the idea of his mother, Debbie, who was worried that if he did not make it at United he would be left rudderless and without an education as happens to many boys at academies. Last updated 7:53 AM, Saturday September 26 2020 GMT+1. “It’s basically playing 11 v 11 with no stops,” said Klich. Find out more, Taskmaster: Marcelo Bielsa makes a point during Leeds vs Fulham, AFC Wimbledon gear up for bittersweet return to Plough Lane after 29-year absence, Exclusive interview with family of former Wales midfielder and Alzheimer’s sufferer Alan Jarvis: 'These players should be looked after', Diego Maradona admitted to hospital in Argentina, according to local media reports, Wales manager Ryan Giggs 'arrested on suspicion of assaulting girlfriend', Jose Mourinho yet to sit down with Dele Alli to discuss midfielder's Tottenham future, Brendan Rodgers and Jamie Vardy find Leeds United tactics ideal for Leicester City's breaks, Get unlimited access to our Premier League and Euro 2020 coverage - £40 for 12 months - here, Pick your free Telegraph Fantasy Football team for the new season >>, Most long passes in Premier League this season.

“It’s a huge club and it’s really special to be a part of it; to be a part of history,” he says. Bielsa's obsessive attention to detail, his pushing players to the limit in training, is new to the Premier League if not the wider football world. 894646. In fact, Harrison is fresh to this interview from a session of Murderball. "I know as an individual - and we know as a team - that we can't drop below 100%. The Leeds United captain is telling SPORTbible about the infamous 'murderball' training sessions run by his manager Marcelo Bielsa. Great things are also being said about Leeds on their return to the Premier League, demolishing Aston Villa’s 100 per cent record. Since arriving in 2018, Bielsa has made high-intensity 11v11 sessions — dubbed ‘Murderball’ by the players — a fixture of their training regime. It's all man-for-man, there's no escape.

He shows you what you do well, what you can improve on, things you should avoid or look out for. Two teams of 11, one ball. Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, SE1 9GF.

Cooper admits that when the Argentine cult hero, an idol to the likes of Pep Guardiola, arrived in Leeds in 2018 it still came as a shock to the system. "Me personally? Bielsa’s team is actually very direct, with the ball moving swiftly into midfield or sometimes from centre-back to centre-forward - Robin Koch’s 50-yard pass to Patrick Bamford was an example against Fulham. "You have to be strong mentally, but for the players I could see it. Manchester United fans have had their say on who the team's best player was during October. "It was a complete change for me. Other forwards are constantly moving and pressing opposition when they try to play out from the back. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. That's my message to the lads: we need to approach it like it's our last game, every single time. "He makes us train 100 per cent every day. Our. Hailed as an inspiration for Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino, Marcelo Bielsa is one of the most tactically astute coaches in the game. At Leeds the ambition is clear. The player was briefly given the derisory nickname 'League One Liam' after signing for the club in 2014, following spells in the lower two tiers of the Football League with Chesterfield. He ruled himself out of the Fulham win after taking a knock to the groin in the warm-up. “He shows all the movements you should make on an iPad,” Harrison says. The double training sessions and fierce demands of the coach have since become legendary, especially as the improvement in athleticism and ability on the pitch was clear to see from the first match of last season, a rampant 3-1 victory over Stoke. 'Excellent' Ronan Darcy will now get Bolton Wanderers opportunity after patient wait, says Ian Evatt, The 19-year-old has come off the bench in the last few games and impressed his head coach, Ian Evatt on Billy Crellin and competition in the Bolton Wanderers goalkeeping department, The Fleetwood Town loanee has played every minute of Evatt's reign as boss of the League Two club so far, Every single new rule for Asda, Aldi, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Lidl shoppers under second lockdown - full list, Supermarket shoppers will need to follow strict guidelines when England enters its second full lockdown on Thursday, Martin Lewis issues warning message to all couples in the UK, The Money Saving Expert says people need to have a chat with their partners before it's too late, North West Ambulance Service declares 'major incident' due to very high volume of 999 calls, Ambulance service bosses declared the status due to the high volume of 999 calls, Mum of a disabled boy says he was refused entry to a Covid-19 testing site as he wasn't wearing a mask, The 10-year-old is exempt from wearing a face covering as he has special educational needs, Michael Gove apologises for getting new lockdown rules wrong, The Chancellor of Duchy of Lancaster suggested people may be able to play on and golf courses and outdoor tennis courts - however has now admitted "I got this wrong", McDonald's boss explains how all its restaurants are changing during second lockdown, The fast-food chain has already confirmed it will be able to stay open for certain reasons, Marcus Rashford teams up with Burberry to donate huge sum to Wythenshawe youth centre, Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre is set to benefit from a grant of £25,000, He was meant to be looking after her... but a defenceless 12-month-old baby was brutally murdered by a 'scheming liar', Jamie Chadwick faces a life sentence after being convicted of murdering Orianna Crilly-Cifrova, Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi evaded security because he 'blended in too well', boss says, General manager says Arena operators 'should have put forward more options' in terms of counter-terror measures at the venue before the attack, Latest coronavirus infection rates for all ten boroughs, Three boroughs have recorded a downward trend, Forensics officers comb flat after man left with serious injuries in stabbing, "It's scary.