By Paddy Kenny

28th Jul, 2021 | 3:00pm

Paddy Kenny applauds Bielsa as three Leeds stars share Thorp Arch reveals

Leeds United players “buy into” Marcelo Bielsa’s methods on the training ground no matter how gruelling they may be.

So says ex-Whites shot-stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Leeds pre-season preparations.

Speaking to Leeds’ official website, Tyler Roberts said of returning to training: “You know what Leeds is like, straight on the running.”

Both Liam Cooper and Patrick Bamford made remarks to similar effect in recent interviews with the club’s media team.

Leeds were acclaimed for their running and fitness as they finished 9th in their first top-flight season since 2004 last term.

And Kenny predicts more of the same for the West Yorkshire side in the upcoming season.

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“I can’t see their hard work changing any time soon,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“It’s what Bielsa expects from his players. I’m sure they’ll be training two or three times a day to get that intensity and that fitness up.

“I’m sure they’ll bring that into the new season even if the personnel changes. It just proves you work hard and you get results.

“A lot of what Leeds achieved last year was down to the work rate and the fitness.

“I’m sure they’ll want everyone to be raring fit ahead of next season so they can do it again. It’s why they are so good at what they do.

“They all buy into it because of the progression they made last year. They all take on board what the manager wants and the results speak for themselves.

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