The Whites have a host of international players among their ranks in the likes of Kalvin Phillips, Diego Llorente and Tyler Roberts, who all have to shift focus from club football to their national teams for multiple spells every season.
During the usual two-week long international break, Bielsa continues to work with a limited squad at Thorp Arch, with players coming back from international duty needing to get back into the Argentine’s rhythm of management as soon as possible.
Leeds hitman Bamford revealed that Bielsa goes through videos clips with the international contingent in his squad to tell what he would want from them them if they were playing for Leeds, while being away with their respective national camps.
Bamford explained that international players thus does not find it difficult to click back on their club team-mates’ wavelength once they are back at Elland Road as Bielsa briefs them tactical pointers.
Asked whether Leeds’ players find it difficult to click back on each other’s wavelength after going on international duty, Bamford said on the official Leeds United Podcast: “I think so.
“It is probably not as difficult at Leeds because I think Marcelo goes through the international boys’ clips with them and tells them what he would want them if they were playing in the Leeds team, things like that.
“Obviously different managers want different things, so when you do go over international teams, I am guessing they cannot be bombing up and down like full-backs for instance, cannot be going up and down like that.”
Leeds marked their return to action following the international break with a 2-1 win over Sheffield United in the Premier League in their latest outing and are now set to travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City at the weekend in a top flight clash.