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USA No2 Hudson: The lesson Leeds boss Bielsa gave me I've never forgotten

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USA assistant coach Anthony Hudson has recalled a lesson he received from Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa eight years ago.

In an interview with The Times, Hudson described how he was coaching in Bahrain at the time and shared a problem he had with the legendary coach, "I had a bit of an issue at Bahrain with a player and the Sheikhs who put me under pressure to play him."

On discovering that Hudson felt the player did not improve the team and that his teammates did not even like said player, Bielsa gave a withering reply to the coach, saying, "Hang on a minute, I thought I was talking to a coach not a politician."

Hudson said this was a learning experience for him.

"I love how principled he is. He has really clear, strong values. It taught me a lesson in principles."

Speaking on Bielsa's Leeds side, Hudson called them a "joy to watch. So attacking, so much purpose and so much pride in how they do things."

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