Marcelo Bielsa: We defended too close to our own box

Marcelo Bielsa: We defended too close to our own box

Head coach on West Ham defeat.

Marcelo Bielsa shared his views with the media after his side were defeated at home to West Ham United.

The Whites are without a win this season in the league following the second half turnaround from the Hammers, despite taking an early lead through Raphinha.

“It’s a game where we did a lot to deserve not to lose,” Bielsa explained. 

“We came up against an opponent who is going through a great moment, at the moment. 

“The impression I have is that in the second half it was difficult to get the ball to the opposing half. We defend a lot and too close to our own box. 

“In situations like that sometimes it is difficult to avoid the opponent from scoring. 

“When a team goes through a good period of form, it’s easier for them to get what they are looking for. 

“When a team like ours goes through a lower moment, what they deserve is difficult for them to obtain it.

“We didn’t play for the draw. There were moments in the game where they overcame us. 

“That wasn’t a consequence of our intentions, it was a product of the dispute that was on play.”