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Marcelo Bielsa ‘not happy’ with this aspect of Leeds United performance

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Marcelo Bielsa ‘not happy’ with this aspect of Leeds United performance

Leeds United again failed to kill off an opponent in the Championship.

Marcelo Bielsa has admitted he was not happy with the way Leeds United finished their weekend win against Birmingham City. 

Leeds won 1-0 against their Championship opponents yesterday, to move into second place in the league table. 

Kalvin Phillips finish proved enough for victory in the win, amid centenary celebrations at Elland Road. However, Leeds failed to take several other chances and could easily have been punished as a consequence.

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Speaking in his post-match press conference, the Argentine said via translator that he was not pleased that Leeds failed to kill the game off yet again.

“No, I was not happy with how we closed the match. It was what I said before. After we scored we had the option to finish the match. After that, we gave them the ball. Even if we tried to play out from the back we couldn’t achieve attacks. 

“Little by little the opponent started to control the ball and manage the better chances. When you are in the last minute and the difference is just one goal, all of us are a little bit uncomfortable.”


TBR’s View

Bielsa is right to be frustrated by this worrying trend. If Leeds had been more clinical so far this season they might be clear at the top of the table, instead of sitting behind West Brom. 

Leeds should have beaten the likes of Derby County and Nottingham Foresty but conceded late goals after failing to convert opportunities to end the contest. 

Bielsa is clearly still disappointed that Leeds are not finding the killer blow with the regularity they need. He will hope to put an end to that habit when Leeds face Preston in midweek.

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