Marcelo Bielsa should begin Leeds’ Ian Poveda vs Crawley within the FA Cup
It’s truthful to say that since Ian Poveda arrived at Leeds United again in January final yr, issues haven’t fairly progressed because the winger may need hoped or anticipated.
Marcelo Bielsa has solely sparingly used him this season, with essentially the most quantity of minutes he’s performed in a single match within the Premier League coming in at 45 – a feat he completed in a 1-1 draw in opposition to his former aspect Manchester Metropolis in early October.
However with the FA Cup third spherical conflict in opposition to Crawley looming, the Leeds boss will little question be ringing the adjustments to attempt to maintain his aspect recent and provides his first-team regulars a breather.
Will Poveda come good at Leeds?
And it additionally provides him the right alternative to lastly give Poveda the possibility to impress him from the off.
Talking earlier final yr, Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola was unequivocal in his reward of the 20-year-old, insisting that Elland Highway was the right residence for him and that he would go on to do nice issues.
He mentioned: “He’s younger, he has to play, he was not in a position and I believe Leeds United is an unimaginable problem to be coaching for probably the greatest or perhaps the perfect supervisor on this planet when it comes to how he helps the gamers to be higher gamers.
“He has an unimaginable energy to develop. For the way in which Leeds play fits excellent for his qualities. I didn’t converse with Ian, however anyway, both means it’s a extremely good choice for him.”
While a few of the pre-match speak could also be dominated by whether or not Sam Greenwood will get his alternative to impress Bielsa, Poveda would be the younger starlet who actually catches the attention when the Whites tackle Crawley on Sunday afternoon.
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