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Bielsa: Leeds ‘lacked agression’ in defeat to Stoke

Marcelo Bielsa said that his Leeds side ‘lacked aggression’ as they slipped to a surprise 2-1 defeat to Stoke City at the bet365 stadium.

Leeds are a club who have been firmly in the spotlight in the last few weeks thanks to Marcelo Bielsa’s admission that he regularly utilises spies to watch opposition training sessions.

However, the Championship league leaders suffered a shock defeat to a struggling Stoke City, who have recently appointed former Luton boss Nathan Jones as their new manager, with the Welshman taking over with the club firmly in the bottom half of the table

The Potters would however topple the West Yorkshire club thanks to goals from Sam Clucas and Joe Allen, leaving Marcelo Bielsa to rue his sides lack of aggression in the Potteries.

“We can’t say we ignored the features of the opponent,” Bielsa told the BBC.

“We just didn’t take advantage of the possibilities we had. It was a game we could have won.

“Our goal is to have good balls to attack because we usually hurt the opponent. Today we had many opportunities to attack but we didn’t hurt them.

“We lacked aggression and we didn’t play deep enough to finish off the attacks.”

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