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Hoddle on Bielsa: Leeds play football on fast-forward; I love watching them

Former England coach Glenn Hoddle admits he loves watching Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United play - but also warns supporters will have to gear themselves up for inconsistency over the season.

Leeds were hammered 6-2 at Manchester United on Sunday, though despite the scoreline still gave as good as they received over the 90 minutes.

For Hoddle, the result is no surprise given the style of game Leeds' manager employs - a style he emphatically - as a neutral fan - supports.

Speaking on his podcast, ' The Glenn Hoddle Footy Show', Hoddle said, "It's almost football on fast-forward. They have no fear. But you're going to get inconsistent results, there's no doubt about it. It's entertaining, though, I love watching them play as a neutral.

"Whoever they play against, I'm engrossed. I want to watch the game. But as a fan, you know you're going to get beat by four one day and you're going to win by four another day, that's the way he plays."

Indeed, putting his coach's hat on, Hoddle says in the Premier League, Bielsa's approach can be dangerous.

He continued: "In the Premier League, it goes very deep, with points having to be earned. And when you think about March and April, watching them now you think at times they'll be challenging at the top-half at that time, then there's moments where you think they'll be fighting relegation.

"As a neutral, I'm hoping they're mid-table by then and safe, but I can't tell you that's going to happen - and I don't think Bielsa could tell you that's going to happen!

"He might have to adjust his tactics a little bit come March and April otherwise they could run out of steam."

However for Hoddle, he is hoping Leeds are safe by then, adding: "As a neutral I'll be very greedy and I hope he doesn't change because it makes for goals, open games and entertainment whenever you watch them."

Defeat at Manchester United was Leeds' third loss in their last five games. They're currently sitting fourteenth on the Premier League table, seven points clear of the dropzone and eight points off fourth place.


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