Marcelo Bielsa: The win was necessary for us and very important

Marcelo Bielsa: The win was necessary for us and very important

Head coach on Fulham win.

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

The Whites bounced back from defeat at Cardiff City, with a 3-0 win thanks to strikes from Patrick Bamford, Ezgjan Alioski and Jack Harrison.

It was a huge win for the Whites over fellow promotion rivals Fulham, with Leeds now sitting eight points clear of third place with seven games remaining.

“The win was necessary for us, very necessary and very important,” said Bielsa.

“There were other things, our feelings (on Norman Hunter and Trevor Cherry) that we had to consider and it was part of the match of today as well.

“In the first half it was difficult for us to recover the ball in the opponent's half.

“Also when we recovered the ball close to our box, we lost it again quickly.

“The first half was better for them than for us, but the second half was better for us.

Bielsa also spoke about the impact of the returning Pablo Hernandez who provided a fine assist for Leeds’ third goal.

He said: “When Pablo came onto the pitch he co-ordinated well the movement with Tyler.

“And in the other half, when we recovered the ball in the second half we found Pablo.

“Pablo with the ball, gave long options to our team with his accurate passes.”