Leeds have to bounce back
London – Marcelo Bielsa (above) says Leeds must urgently rediscover their cutting edge if they are to have any chance of returning to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.
The Championship side have squandered an 11-point cushion in the race for automatic promotion, Bielsa believes the reason for Leeds’ slump is their lack of confidence and form in front of goal.
“There are good things the players are doing on the pitch and also mistakes,” Bielsa said.
“Before maybe we didn’t pay the consequences for the mistakes in the good moments, but now we are. “We used to create chances and score those chances in the good moments of the team and now we have those chances and we are not scoring.”
The losing run has shaken the faith of some Leeds fans after they squandered a good position in last season’s promotion hunt.
Yet the former Argentina coach Bielsa is sure his players’ confidence remains unaffected.
“It’s just about scoring the chances,” he said. – AFP