Leeds United’s Pontus Jansson has told the Swedish media he believes things are getting serious at the Championship side.

The club recently installed Marcelo Bielsa and the Argentine coach has a reputation for his brutal training sessions. Preseason has started at the Yorkshire club, and Jansson will be missing out on the initial part.

Speaking to Fotbollskanalen, the defender was asked about the Argentine arriving at Elland Road: “I’ve seen a little of the program and I’m glad I’m here, it’s a training program over the next few weeks.

“It’s a great start, definitely. It feels like it’s getting serious now. This training program shows that he (Bielsa) is serious. I haven’t spoken to him or anyone in his team.

“So I have no idea how they are but I’ve heard good things and hope it will be fine. I will talk to the others in the team this afternoon.”

Jansson is currently away with the Swedish national team in Russia and has yet to meet his new Leeds United manager.

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The defender has always spoken about his desire to play in the Premier League and he’ll be hoping under Bielsa the club will finally return to the English top flight.

Yesterday Bielsa held a press conference to outline his plans for the club and revealed the homework he had to undertake on Leeds United before accepting the job.

The legendary coach is taking his task seriously, and will want nothing less than everything from each and every player, something Jansson can probably buy into.