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Bielsa pays tribute to Leeds fan ahead of crunch West Brom clash at Elland Road

Marcelo Bielsa has lauded the support that his Leeds United team has received from the fans following their disappointing loss to Queen’s Park Rangers. 

A Luke Freeman goal not only secured the win for QPR on Tuesday night, but it also saw Leeds drop to third in the Championship table and outside the automatic promotion places to the Premier League.

United have no time to dwell on their disappointment, however, as they face fourth-placed West Bromwich Albion tonight in a bid to return to the summit of the table.

Speaking ahead of the game, Bielsa took the opportunity to praise the level of support the fans have given his team even when results have not gone as they would have liked.

“After the loss against Queens Park Rangers the fact that we are playing right after against West Brom, it doesn’t make it a difficulty, it makes it a stimulation,” Bielsa told his pre-match press conference.

“West Bromwich are another kind of opponent, it is an opponent that will play against us and this rival has the same conditions as us.

“West Bromwich’s main skills are the quantity and quality of the offensive players.

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“All of the games are important, this one as well and the fans have always come to the stadium.

“For us each game has a capital importance and the fans always have a positive impact in the performance of the team.

“The value of that is that what we do has an impact on their emotions and we always receive a positive response when we make effort and we felt followed by the fans when we faced adversity.

“Without their support of the fans we wouldn’t be the team we are.”

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