El Loco clarified that he was surprised by the offensive efficiency of his team: “We were used to creating more scoring options than we are creating”
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Marcelo Bielsa added his first triumph at the helm of Leeds in the Premier League (Photo: Reuters)
Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds emerged as the highest-scoring team on these first two Premier League dates after scoring three in their debut with a loss to Liverpool and scoring four against Fulham in the Loco's first win in the English top flight. . However, the Argentine coach made it clear that in the comparison with last season the team lowered its level of offensive production.
“At this moment we are being very effective, but we were used to creating more goal options than we are creating,” he reflected after the presentation. In relation to this issue, he clarified: ” There is no particular reason why we are so efficient at the moment . Normally we are a team that needs to create a lot of chances to score goals and at this moment the opposite is happening. I don't think it's anything definitive. ”
Loco's team ended up taking a 4-3 win over Fulham in their first home appearance at Elland Road in this tournament. Most of the comments on the networks talked about the vibrant scoreboard, which had the Whites 4-1 up during a passage, but also several noticed a pearl of DT: the return of the cue for his player Luke Ayling when the ball had been gone to the side next to him.
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“In the first half it was difficult for us to prevent them from adding passes from behind and although we did not defend badly, we could not attack. In the second half, after 4-1, they shortened the score in a very few minutes. It seemed to me that it was more by virtue than by our mistakes . And from 4-3 until the end of the game I think that at that moment we played well ”, he analyzed what happened on the field.
“In this game it was difficult for us to defend, it was difficult for us to attack . It was a match in which it was difficult for us to defeat the opponent ”, he criticized himself despite the victory and clarified that they“ always ”try to improve during the week regardless of the results.
In addition, in statements made by Leeds Live , he spoke about the defensive problems that the team exposed and especially the central defense made up of Liam Cooper and Robin Koch: “I don't think it's a matter of time. If they had some problems today, it was not due to lack of coordination . I don't think the difficulties we had today will improve if we play more games together. It is difficult to have the necessary virtues to be able to face the number nine and its characteristics. If anyone caused us danger today it was him. That is why I say that it was not because of his association that we defended badly, it was because of Mitrovic's virtues ”.