Marcelo Bielsa declares he won’t abandon his ambitious playing style after Leeds ship seven goals in first two Premier League games… but Argentine admits he is ‘worried’ by his side’s defensive errors
- Marcelo Bielsa declared that Leeds United will not abandon their attacking style
- Leeds beat Fulham 4-3 but have conceded seven goals in first two games
- The Argentine said they won’t change but was ‘worried’ by defensive errors
Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa declared last night that it would be ‘an error’ to abandon the ambitious football which has made his club successful — despite conceding seven goals in their first two Premier League games.
After a captivating 4-3 win over Fulham, Bielsa said: ‘You have to continue to do the things that made you successful in the first place, rather than put players behind the ball. It’s an error to think you should stop doing what made you succeed.’
But Bielsa did express concern about his side’s defensive errors which allowed Fulham to come back from 4-1 down. ‘We are worried,’ he said. ‘We will identify why there were the errors.’
Marcelo Bielsa declared Leeds will not abandon their ambitious playing style this season
Yorkshire club secured a captivating 4-3 win vs Fulham to concede seven in first two games
He also seemed irritated when it was put to him that new defender Robin Koch and captain Liam Cooper needed more time together to develop a defensive partnership.
‘I don’t think it’s a question of time,’ he said. ‘What did you see that makes you think they will be better if they play together more?’
Chris Sutton, a BT Sport pundit and Sportsmail columnist, predicted: ‘Fulham are down.’ And manager Scott Parker said greater defensive focus was needed.
The Argentine did admit he was ‘worried’ about his side’s defensive errors against Cottagers