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Pontus Jansson Pays Tribute To Marcelo Bielsa Immediately After Promotion In Remarkable Interview

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Pontus Jansson Pays Tribute To Marcelo Bielsa Immediately After Promotion In Remarkable Interview

Brentford defender Pontus Jansson heaped praise on Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa just moments after his side's promotion to the Premier League.

First half goals from Ivan Toney and Emiliano ensure Thomas Frank's side will be in English football's top tier next season.

Jansson sealed promotion from the Championship with Leeds last season, but was told he wasn't in their plans and secured a move to the Bees.

Despite this, the Swede paid tribute to Bielsa post-match and explained how his knowledge helped Brentford.

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He stated: "I love Leeds. Leeds is one of the favourite clubs I've had. I saw something in Brentford and I am so thankful for [Marcelo] Bielsa.

"He gave me so much knowledge at Leeds and I brought it here to Brentford and they were so willing to listen to me.

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"With my ideas, that I took from Bielsa! I thank him a lot. Bielsa for me is one of the best coaches in the world. People think our relationship is not the best, but it is, it is very good.

"I am so thankful to him. I love Brentford so much but I am also thankful to Bielsa and Leeds."


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Toney opened the scoring inside 10 minutes from the penalty spot, after Freddie Woodman hauled down Bryan Mbeumo.

Ten minutes later, their lead was doubled on the counter as Emiliano arrived in the box to fire home.

Swansea pushed to get back in the game and a glorious chance was wasted by Andre Ayew.

A decent second half unraveled when Jay Fulton was shown a straight red card after a bad foul Mathias Jensen.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports & PA Images

Topics: Marcelo Bielsa, Football, Brentford, championship

Daniel Marland
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