Leeds United defender Robin Koch has heaped praise on Marcelo Bielsa’s side, saying they have ‘enriched’ the Premier League this season.
Leeds returned to the top flight after a 16-year absence this season, with Bielsa leading them to promotion at the second time of asking.
Their return was highly anticipated given the way they had played in the Championship in the previous two seasons.
Under the Argentine’s leadership, Leeds have developed into one of the most attractive sides in the country, playing a brand of exciting, attacking football that is the envy of many.
That is something they have continued to do since being promoted, and it has paid off for them, too, as they currently sit 11th and a point outside of the top ten.
Their style has earned rave reviews all year, and Koch is clearly a fan, believing he and his teammates have been a big boost to the Premier League.
“(We’re) absolutely satisfied so far,” he told SID, relayed by Sport 1.
“We are playing a really good role and have also been able to stand up to the top teams in the league.
“We have definitely enriched the league with our way of playing football.”
While Leeds have enjoyed a successful season, it has been one riddled with frustrations for Koch personally.
He arrived at the club in an £11.7m deal from SC Freiburg in the summer as Bielsa looked to bolster his defensive options with Ben White returning to Brighton.
He was a regular at the beginning of the campaign, but a knee injury picked up against Chelsea in December meant he missed 16 league games and didn’t return until March.
Easing his way back since then, Koch played his first 90 minutes since the injury in the 2-0 defeat to Brighton last weekend, and he now has his eyes firmly on the European Championships.
“The way back after the injury was not easy, especially in Corona times,” he added.
“I worked hard and now feel really good and fit again.
“(I need to) continue to get the necessary playing practice and present myself as best as possible for the European Championship.
“I have to continue to perform, and the final decision will be up to the national coach.”