Firpo moved to Leeds from Barcelona in the summer of 2021 and was part of the Whites team that just about survived in the Premier League.


He struggled with injuries last season as Leeds got relegated to the Championship and the defender just returned to action just before the international break.




Firpo spent two seasons in the Premier League with Leeds and he admitted that the level there is higher than any other league.


He outlined the difference between Spain and England and stressed that while in La Liga most teams have their full-backs taking on the wing-play duties, every team in the Premier League and the Championship have wingers on both sides who are dribblers and can attack the opposition wing-back.



The defender said on the Official Leeds United Podcast: “The Premier League now is some league! There are some teams there!


“It’s tough, it’s really high above any other league in the world.



“I didn’t expect it to be like that.


“I was playing in Spain and usually in Spain, there are no wingers.


“There are quality midfielders who play in the wings and they go inside and the full-backs take their space.


“The full-backs are usually not dribblers and not that explosive but when you come here, you play any team in the Premier League or the Championship, and they have two wingers who are really good dribblers and you just need to deal with it.”


Firpo has been criticised during his time at Leeds and Sam Byram has become the first-choice left-back this season under Daniel Farke.