‘He’s a proper little geezer!’ Leeds star Patrick Bamford reveals Marcelo Bielsa’s interpreter Andres Clavijo warns the players if maverick manager is ‘on a mad one’ before individual meetings!
- Marcelo Bielsa uses interpreter Andres Clavijo to communicate in interviews
- Leeds star Patrick Bamford says Clavijo has to translate in player meetings too
- Bamford described translator Clavijo as a ‘proper little geezer’ from London
- Redknapp’s Big Night Out continues tonight at 10pm on Sky One and on NOW
Patrick Bamford has divulged how Marcelo Bielsa’s translator Andres Clavijo warns the players when the Leeds boss is ‘on a mad one’ before meetings.
Bielsa has only spoken his native Spanish in public since taking over as Leeds boss in 2018 and continues to use trusted interpreter Clavijo by his side for interviews.
And striker Bamford, who is Leeds’ top scorer this season with 15 goals in the Premier League, has now revealed a little bit about Clavijo, describing him as a ‘proper little geezer!’ when talking on Redknapp’s Big Night Out on Sky One.
Patrick Bamford (R) spoke on Redknapp’s Big Night Out about Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa
Interpreter Andres Clavijo is usually by Bielsa’s side when he takes part in press conferences
‘To be honest I’ve never seen him (Bielsa) hammer someone individually,’ Bamford said.
‘We’ll have individual meetings and he’ll tell you where you’re going wrong but he won’t absolutely batter you.
‘When we played Arsenal away at half-time, he came in and he was fuming. He shouted, doing it all in Spanish, and then the translator has to translate it…’
Bamford then goes on to describe Clavijo, detailing he warns the players if Bielsa is in a particularly fiery mood.
Forward Bamford is Leeds’ top scorer this season with 15 goals in the Premier League
‘He’s a proper little geezer you know! He’s from London, he’s a good guy,’ Bamford added.
‘He does the individual meetings for the translation as well and if you’re walking in there he’ll be like “you’ve got it today, he’s on a mad one!”‘
Leeds next travel to face Burnley at Turf Moor as they look to finish in the top-half of the table on their return to the Premier League this season.
Redknapp’s Big Night Out continues tonight at 10pm on Sky One and TV streaming service NOW