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Marcelo Bielsa gives lecture on Poland national team, he watched their last 50 games and compiled reports on 65 players

Jack Kenmare

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Marcelo Bielsa gives lecture on Poland national team, he watched their last 50 games and compiled reports on 65 players

Marcelo Bielsa showcased his incredible attention to detail when he gave a lecture about the Poland national team ahead of this winter's World Cup.

The former Leeds manager, who has been strongly linked with the vacant Bournemouth job in recent days, is known for his obsessive and meticulous approach to studying both the opposition and his own team.

And earlier this week, Bielsa delivered a seminar at the Legia Warsaw Stadium in Poland, where he reportedly presented his findings after compiling reports on 65 different players from the Poland national team.

To do this, the 67-year-old watched and analysed their last 50 matches, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post. That's a serious amount of hours, even for Bielsa's standards.

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The seminar, sponsored by the Polish Football Association and organised by STPN and Asystent Trenera, brought in a large crowd, including Poland head coach Czesław Michniewicz.

Plenty of people on social media have reacted accordingly to Bielsa's lecture. One fan said: "So Bielsa has been giving a presentation on the Poland national team in the last day or so. Being reported that he watched their last 50 games and analysed 65 players for his presentation. The man is a football obsessive."

Another commented: "Bielsa loves Mateusz Klich so much he’s watched the last 50 Poland games to see why he wasn’t picked for the World Cup," while a third wrote: "Sounds like the kind of obsession levels Eddie Howe had with analysis and improvement. Would love to see him at Bournemouth."

As mentioned earlier, Bielsa has been linked with the Bournemouth job of late. In fact, the Cherries are in advanced talks to appoint the former Marseille and Lazio boss as their new manager, according to Football Insider.

Graeme Souness, meanwhile, has warned Bournemouth fans to 'be careful what you wish for' as rumours continue.

"He likes working with small squads and he does make players better. It is a different way of playing football, is it entertaining? It certainly is, it certainly is," he told talkSPORT.

"But it's high risk stuff. Be careful what you wish for, Bielsa is a big name, Bielsa - at Leeds was his longest time as a manager at a football club. I think he spent four years at Chile, the rest of the time he doesn't hang around very much.

"Is it a good fit for Bournemouth? I am not sure. He plays a brand of football that I can only describe as kamikaze."

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

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Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Twitter - @MarceloBielsaAR

Topics: Bournemouth, Premier League, Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds United, Poland

Jack Kenmare
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