Marcelo Bielsa: It was a fair result

Marcelo Bielsa: It was a fair result

Head coach on Everton loss.

Marcelo Bielsa has given his thoughts to the media after his side were comfortably beaten away in the Premier League, against Everton.

The Whites were behind early in the first half and the hosts never looked back from there, going on to secure a three-goal victory.

The win moves the Blues to within a point of Leeds in the league standings. The head coach summarised the game at full time.

“It was a fair result,” Bielsa stated. 

“It was difficult to defend. Second half we defended a bit better, but could not attack. We did not defend well in the first half, but we created some danger. 

"Second half we defended better apart from at the end, but we did not create danger. The result was fair.

“They established differences that justified their goals.”

Bielsa felt the side struggled to retain possession and he spoke how how he decided to tactically set the team up.  

He said: “The position of Mateusz Klich was an error on my part.  

“A midfielder in front of three centre-backs, he had to defend too much. He could not do what he does best which is make runs in attack. 

“Sincerely, I assigned a task to him which was going to be difficult for him. I don't think it was so much it was difficult to retain the ball, but more difficult to recover it. 

“If you recover the ball well it's easier to retain.”