Bielsa feedback on ‘very critical’ participant who’s ‘an vital various for Leeds United’
Marcelo Bielsa has showered reward on midfielder Jamie Shackleton forward of Leeds United’s Premier League conflict towards Southampton.
The 21-year-old is a highly-rated younger expertise, and Bielsa has mentioned he trusts him utterly.
The Argentine has described him as a “very critical” participant who’s an “vital various” for Leeds United.
“I consider in Shackleton as an vital various for Leeds United. He’s in the same course of to that of Pascal (Struijk),” mentioned Bielsa to Leeds Stay.
“The one factor is that Pascal has a continuity that Shackleton hasn’t been capable of have. I take into account him a participant that I can belief, and I’m glad with what he has delivered to the workforce.
“Aside from that, he’s a really critical participant, very utilized and really aware of what’s wanted to play at this stage.”
The younger midfielder has made three begins within the Premier League this season and was spectacular within the 1-Zero defeat towards Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Bielsa charges him extremely and feels Shackleton has what it must succeed at this stage. In the meanwhile, he can’t supply him common recreation time, however the teen is making nice progress beneath the Argentine.
It will likely be fascinating to see whether or not Leeds signal a defensive midfielder in the summertime. Phil Hay has just lately prompt that the Whites wish to signal ‘like-for-like’ cowl for Kalvin Phillips.
Struijk can play in that position, however he’s simpler taking part in as a central defender. Shackleton has the potential to fill that position, whereas the likes of Robin Koch and Diego Llorente are different alternate options for Bielsa.
Leeds play Southampton tomorrow within the Premier League, and Shackleton is anticipated to begin in midfield with Phillips nonetheless out injured.