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Morning Leeds-in for 23 September: Birmingham loss ‘a high price to pay for a tactical mistake’

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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.

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

Aston Villa’s John McGinn scored a remarkable goal. [7500 To Holte]

World Football Links

Club Tijuana beat Pachuca 1-0 in Mexico’s Liga MX. [FMF State of Mind]

Cruz Azul continued their brilliant run in the Liga MX while Atlas’ season of misery continues. [FMF State of Mind]

Gonzalo Higuain is the striker that AC Milan have been missing. [AC Milan Offside]

Tactical Review of Milan’s win over Dudelange in the Europa League. [AC Milan Offside]

Los Angeles Football Club beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0. [Angels On Parade]