By Mark Walker, Press Association
Published: 10:08 GMT, 31 October 2020 | Updated: 10:08 GMT, 31 October 2020
Marcelo Bielsa has refused to speculate on whether in-form striker Patrick Bamford should be considered for an England call-up.
Bamford has confounded his critics following Leeds' Premier League return, scoring six goals in as many games. Only Tottenham's Son Heung-min (eight) and Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin (seven) have scored more.
After scoring in each of Leeds' first three matches, Bamford fired a brilliant hat-trick in last week's 3-0 win at Aston Villa, but Bielsa has chosen not to join in the debate.
Patrick Bamford has been in stunning form for Leeds United at the start of the season
The striker scored a hat-trick in his most recent outing at Aston Villa in the Premier League
'The national team manager looks at all the players that can play in a certain position and he has the possibility to compare them all,' Bielsa said.
'He would be the more adequate person to make this contribution as he compares all the players, while all the other managers are concentrating on their own team.
'All I can say is I would be very happy if Bamford is under consideration, but as I explained to you, I can't have an opinion on this.'
However Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has distanced himself from the debate over an England call-up for his in-form striker