Marcelo Bielsa: We managed a good performance

Head coach on Leicester City draw.

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Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa spoke to the media following Sunday’s draw with Leicester City.

Harvey Barnes cancelled out Raphinha’s opener at Elland Road, with the Whites now unbeaten in three games.

Bielsa was pleased with the way his side played and gave his assessment of the match.

“All the values in the game put us in front of Leicester,” said Bielsa.

“We created double the amount of danger they did, we dominated a large amount of the game, we defended well and attacked well, but even if we deserved to win, we didn’t manage to obtain it.

“We managed a good performance, given they are an important opponent.

“We took the ball off them a lot, had a good possession because it was dangerous and these are all aspects to value and apart from that, it was a very beautiful game to see."

Bielsa also spoke about Adam Forshaw who made his first Premier League start for the club, following a string of injury problems since September 2019.

He said: “It's a prize for his perseverance, he spent two years without playing and he never gave up.

“You also have to give value to people who collaborated in his recovery, it's very difficult to come back and play at this level after two years having not done so and more than any consideration, Forshaw got this by himself.

“To overcome all of this that he had to overcome has to make him feel very recomforted with himself and it's a message because I seriously had doubts that he could achieve what he just achieved.

“It's a message for those who doubted and a message for those who can imitate a similar behaviour.

“I suppose that all his family and all the people that love him will feel admiration for this achievement.

“It seems like my position is exaggerated, but if everyone knew the amount of situations he’s had to overcome throughout these years, they would understand that what I'm recognising is deserved.”

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