Marcelo Bielsa: The team showed a new level

Marcelo Bielsa: The team showed a new level

Head coach on Bristol City win.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa spoke to the media following Saturday’s victory over Bristol City.

The Whites got back to winning ways in the Sky Bet Championship with a dominant 1-0 victory over the Robins, courtesy of Luke Ayling’s strike against his former club.

Bielsa was happy with the performance which saw his side move three points clear of third placed Fulham and gave his verdict on the match.

“It was a fair win, we attacked well, but we missed a lot of chances,” said Bielsa.

“We defended well, they created a few chances, but we fought for every ball.

“We scored one goal, we ran a lot and we recovered a lot of 50-50 balls.

“The performance in general and individually in the team was positive.

“Every player recovered the ball a lot and technically the team showed a new level as well.

“We didn’t lose important balls, we imposed ourselves in the one versus one, dribbles and the passes in behind.”

Bielsa also praised the fans inside Elland Road for the atmosphere created by the 35,819 inside the stadium.

He said: “From the first minute we felt the support of our supporters and that was for all of the match.

“The team showed character on the pitch and if there was tension the team didn’t recognise that.”