Leeds have to bounce back

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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

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