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“I fully trust in Kiko and I will do the utmost possible to help him,” said Bielsa, whose side will bid to bounce back in the Premier League against Brighton at Elland Road on Saturday.
“I think that the treatment he suffered ignores the fact that he played 40 games for Real Madrid.
“Apart from whether his performances were good or bad, we forget all the things he has done to get the team promoted.”
“People also don’t consider how he’s been treated publicly given the situation that he had to go through when he was suspended for eight games,” Bielsa said.
“I believe in him, his team-mates believe in him and we are close to him because we value him as a person and a footballer.
“We accept what people think of him in the media or people, but we know his past and we know his conditions and we care about him a lot as a human being.”