Marcelo Bielsa took the blame for the loss against Birmingham City, saying that he made a tactical mistake by starting Kalvin Phillips as a holding midfielder instead of using three central defenders.
Bielsa confident that the players will react to this defeat in the right way. Very much blaming himself. "When I corrected the mistake, the rival had already scored two goals. Our team was less confident. It's a high price to play for a tactical mistake." #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 22, 2018
He called the loss a “high price to pay for a tactical mistake” and he explained the sub of Phillips as him correcting the mistake that he had made in the lineup.
Good managers take responsibility for their own mistakes, and Bielsa didn’t have a go at the referee or had much to say about the time-wasting that was going on. He simply said that the team wasn’t great, and that the goals against were a result of his tactical mistakes and it’s on to the next match.
A loss was always going to come, and as long as the club don’t make a habit of these kind of results, Leeds should be fine, right?
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Grant McCann should shut up about Wilks. [Through It All Together]
Recap of the loss to Birmingham City. [Through It All Together]
Jack rated the players. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
World Football Links
Cruz Azul continued their brilliant run in the Liga MX while Atlas’ season of misery continues. [FMF State of Mind]
Tactical Review of Milan’s win over Dudelange in the Europa League. [AC Milan Offside]