Marcelo Bielsa: Every team has ups and downs

Marcelo Bielsa: Every team has ups and downs

Head coach on Queens Park Rangers.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa spoke to the media ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture with Queens Park Rangers.

The Whites head to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium looking to get back to winning ways, following last weekend’s home defeat against Sheffield Wednesday.

Bielsa spoke about his sides recent record playing away in London and also spoke about how difficult it is to be consistent in the Championship.

“It’s not about a geographic matter,” said Bielsa.

“Every match, every opponent and every analysis is different.

“Say that we don’t ever win in London.  What’s to say if we played the same opponent in Birmingham that we would win?

“Every team in a long competition like this one has ups and downs.

“If you analyse what has happened with West Bromwich Albion and Leeds, who are top of the table and second in the table, you are going to realise that being regular in a competition with 46 matches is not possible.

“After the match of Arsenal, everyone was saying Leeds are a Premier League team.

“After the match against Sheffield Wednesday, everyone says we’ve won one of the last six matches. 

“If we’ve won one match of the last six, it shows the reality of the team.”

Bielsa also gave an update on injuries ahead of the fixture.

“Barry Douglas has an injury in the rib area and we are not going to be able to count on him.

“Stuart Dallas is okay.

“With Adam Forshaw and Tyler Roberts, we don’t know when we they will return.”