Marcelo Bielsa: It was a game that we needed to win

Marcelo Bielsa:  It was a game that we needed to win

Head coach on win at St James' Park.

Marcelo Bielsa has given his reaction to the media, after seeing his side beat Newcastle United.

The Whites scored a goal in each half to take the points, winning 2-1 to keep them in 12th position in the Premier League table. 

Bielsa gave his immediate reaction to the game, after the full-time whistle. 

“We expected a difficult game,” he explained.

“We didn’t manage the game badly, but there were 20 minutes after we scored, through Harrison, where it was difficult for us to control the game.  

“After, we managed to regain the dominance in the last five minutes. 

“But after the Harrison goal, there was 20 minutes where Newcastle could have drawn the game. 

Jack Harrison was the match winner with another superb effort with his left-foot, which received praise from the Leeds United head coach.

“To score is always important in any game.

“Today Harrison managed to unbalance the game in our favour.  

“For us, it was a game that we needed to win. It was very difficult but we managed to do it.”