Marcelo Bielsa: From all previous analysis, we saw the opposite

Marcelo Bielsa: From all previous analysis, we saw the opposite

Head coach on Birmingham City win.

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

A late 95th minute Wes Harding own goal secured Leeds a dramatic 5-4 victory at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium.

Bielsa gave his analysis on the match, which saw Leeds climb to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table.

“From all of the previous analysis about our team, we saw in the opposite sense during the match,” said Bielsa.

“We had high efficiency to score and we usually need a lot of chances to score, but we didn’t have the safety in defence.

“We conceded goals, where we think we are usually in good conditions to avoid.

“We should have controlled more of the match in the first half, it was difficult for us in the first part of the second half, and the match had no definition.

“After 2-2 the match was very strange, one goal kick by kick.

“The spirit of the team, when we were drawing 4-4, Ezgjan Alioski was a left winger trying to score to make the match 5-4.

“Every time Birmingham scored, we had the energy to go for one more goal.

“We have to analyse, correct what we need to improve and try to see what we did well as well.

“I would like to control the match when we are winning, not just control the match when we are drawing or losing. 

“When the opponent needs to score, we are finding it difficult to control the match.”

When asked about his health following the game, Bielsa replied: “I’m alive!”