Head coach on Blackburn Rovers defeat.
Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa spoke to the media following Saturday’s defeat at Blackburn Rovers.
The Whites slipped to a first away defeat of the season at Ewood Park, as goals from Danny Graham and Darragh Lenihan secured Rovers three points.
Bielsa, whose side have now lost ground at the top end of the Championship, was frustrated with the defeat.
“It is a loss and it has happened in a bad moment for us,” said Bielsa.
“We needed to win this game, especially after the draw in our last home game.
“We didn’t defend as well as we have done, the offensive players of Blackburn created difficulties for our defence and we could have avoided the goals that they scored.
“Apart from the two goals that they scored, we recognise that Blackburn had chances to score and if they had scored with these chances it wouldn’t have been unfair.
“We had the defenders that we needed, but it was hard for us to neutralise the opponent.
“It is normal that in such a long competition that you have ups and downs, but I gave such an importance to the game, because if we had won it, we couldn’t have evaluated this moment as a low moment.
“If we link the last draw and the loss at Blackburn, we have to conclude we are in a low and bad moment.
“Our goal was to avoid a bad result and to go through a negative cycle and now we have to find a solution as quickly as possible.
“Maybe a draw would have been a better reflection on the game, but we played better when Blackburn were winning and this is a defect.
“Our offensive play was good enough and what Pablo Hernandez did on the pitch was important and Jack Clarke also had a positive influence on the game and Mateusz Klich and Samuel Saiz had a positive offensive influence.”