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Bielsa denies Leeds are running out of energy following QPR defeat

Marcelo Bielsa has strongly denied that his side are running out of steam in their promotion push following the 1-0 defeat to QPR on Tuesday.

Ever since Bielsa’s arrival in West Yorkshire, onlookers have questioned whether Leeds could maintain the Argentine’s high energy style of football for a full 46 game Championship campaign.

They got off to a phenomenal start to the season, losing just one of their opening 12 league games, before really finding their feet before Christmas, winning seven games on the spin, a run which moved them to the top of the table.

Since then though, their form has been inconsistent to say the least, winning four and losing six of their last 11 games, a run which has seen them slide out of the automatic promotion places.

Speaking in his press conference following last night’s defeat to QPR at Loftus Road, Leeds boss Bielsa was asked if his side was running out of energy, something that the 63-year-old strongly denied.

“Your question doesn’t have any basis because if you watched the game, what you can say is that this team has too much energy. You’re asking me if the team lost energy but what our team has shown in every game is that we have an excess of energy.” Bielsa said.

“It’s clear that you don’t know what you’re talking about because if there’s something this team doesn’t lack, it’s energy. We have other problems like all of the teams. It’s not an opinion because you just have to look at the figures to draw your own conclusions.”

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