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Leeds fans frustrated with some of Marcelo Bielsa’s press conference comments

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Leeds fans frustrated with some of Marcelo Bielsa’s press conference comments

Marcelo Bielsa is known for his loyalty when it comes to team selection and he told his pre-Wigan Athletic press conference – as quoted by Leeds Live – that he would not make any changes, to the frustration of Leeds fans.

Bielsa, of course, means no changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest. It means seven changes to the one that beat Salford City on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup, which saw Eddie Nketiah score a debut goal.

Kiko Casilla, Ben White, Kalvin Phillips and Mateusz Klich all started on Tuesday and they will remain, while Stuart Dallas, Liam Cooper, Barry Douglas, Pablo Hernandez, Adam Forshaw, Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford return.

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Bielsa jokingly remarked that a fan had told him not to name the team days before a match, before then informing the media that the starting eleven would be the same as the team that drew against Nottingham Forest.

“We cannot say the team two days before the game. One supporter told him he is giving too much away, between us it’s going to be the same team,” Bielsa hilariously remarked.

It means out-of-form Bamford will start despite lacking in confidence, after missing a plethora of chances against Nottingham Forest – before missing a one-on-one against Salford after replacing goalscorer Nketiah.

It has left Leeds fans frustrated on Twitter with many desperate to have seen Arsenal loanee Nketiah start, following his goalscoring debut and 25-year-old striker Bamford’s inconsistent form.


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