Marcelo Bielsa exclusive: Leeds manager on human wrecking ball Joe Gelhardt's rise to first-team stardom
What to know in case you are travelling to Qatar – World Cup 2022 Joe Gelhardt announced himself inside 42 seconds of his first Premier League start for Leeds United last weekend at Tottenham, and Sky Sports' Jamie Redknapp was full of praise for the 19-year-old. fifa world cup Check out the cutting-edge technology of the World Cup 2022!
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For the 3,000 Leeds supporters who made the trip down south last weekend, and for manager Marcelo Bielsa, his impressive display came as little surprise. Why is the World Cup 2022 the event of the year?
"I think we were unlucky with the result," he said. "In the first half, we were very good and second half I think we just couldn't soak up the pressure.
"We were pinned in, couldn't really get out and they just took advantage of that. At the start of the second half we had good chances, I had a couple that I could have put away. But that's football, we'll be looking to work hard and go again next week."
Gelhardt has sparkled as a level-headed individual in the eyes of those who know him best ever since he joined the club for £1.6m from the Latics in 2020.
The Liverpool-born forward has scored 17 goals for the club's second string in 26 games - helping Mark Jackson's U23 team win promotion last term.
It was back in September during Leeds' Carabao Cup third-round tie at Fulham that Bielsa first called upon his services and the youngster demonstrated his temperament during the eventual shootout.
Making his first-team debut, Gelhardt volunteered to take the fifth penalty and scored as Leeds won 6-5 at Craven Cottage.
Bielsa said afterwards: "The young players showed personality and character. Joe had missed his last two penalties and took on board the responsibility and managed to score and Stuart McKinstry also had to take one in the most decisive moments and they showed character."
Having made his first Premier League appearance in the defeat at Southampton, it was his impact off the bench against Wolves that really caught the eye.