Marcelo Bielsa: Sometimes God puts things in the right place

Marcelo Bielsa: Sometimes God puts things in the right place

Head coach on Birmingham City win.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa spoke to the media following Saturday’s victory over Birmingham City in the Sky Bet Championship.

Leeds born midfielder Kalvin Phillips secured the Whites all three points in the club’s centenary match with a second half strike in front of the Kop.

Bielsa spoke of his happiness for Kalvin about getting the winner on what capped off a special week for the club.

“Sometimes God puts things in the right place,” said Bielsa.

“Phillips has continued playing here in the club and now he will stay in the history of the club for this goal.

“It’s a fair act from God.”

Bielsa felt his side dealt with the occasion of the club’s centenary match very well, but wasn’t pleased with the way his side finished the match..

He said: “The team were very focused on the match and showed that in every moment of the match.

“It was a really important match for us to win, we had one of the best first halves we have played.

“It was difficult for us to score in the first half, but it was a great performance.

“We had a start to the second half with some doubts and after the goal we had three chances to finish the match.

“From then, little by little, we allowed the opponent to control the ball.

“When the opponent had possession of the ball, the next step is they have some chances to score.

“I was not happy with how we closed the match.

“Even if we tried to play out from the back we couldn’t achieve attacks.

“When you are in the last minute and the difference is just one goal, all of us are a little bit uncomfortable.”

The Whites head coach also gave an injury update on Pablo Hernandez, after he featured against Birmingham City on Friday for the Under-23s.

“We planned for him to play 30 minutes with the Under-23s and he was going to be one of the substitutes.

“He displayed in 30 minutes, but after he didn’t feel 100 per cent.

“For this reason, we prefer not to risk him and wait longer to analyse what happened to make him feel uncomfortable.

“He didn’t have any problem with the previous injury, but after he feels something in the back of his leg, in the hamstring.”