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Leeds striker opens up on adapting to Bielsa

Kemar Roofe has opened up on adapting to life under legendary manager Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United.

The former Lazio and Marseille manager took over at Elland Road last summer and has transformed the club’s fortunes this season, turning a side which finished 13th last year into automatic promotion contenders.

Forward Roofe in particular has thrived under the 63-year-old Argentine, scoring 14 Championship goals having primarily been used as a number nine until an injury setback recently curtailed his playing time.

The former Oxford United player had previously struggled to hold down a regular position at Leeds but has flourished under Bielsa, and admits it was ‘easy’ to adapt to the new manager’s methods.

“I think it was easy,” the injured forward told EFL on Quest.

“Just because we worked so hard in training and in pre-season. He wanted to get us in two weeks sooner. Just to work on everything he wanted.

“And it’s not just football it is education as well.”

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