The methods do not come without their pitfalls, and tough afternoons like Struijk's at Villa Park are not unique. However, Bielsa's attention to detail to prepare his players means he can succeed where other managers may be accused of putting square pegs in round holes, while creating a squad of more rounded, complete players. And his relentless demands – including the infamous 'murderball' 11-vs-11 training game where the ball is never out of play and players must run flat-out for as long as 20…
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He said: “He senses where the space is and how to use it. I wouldn’t necessarily say he’s a dribbler with skills and tricks but he’s dynamic. How he plays, he is unique in some ways.