Marcelo Bielsa has said that he feels responsible for Leeds United’s 4-1 defeat to West Brom on Saturday afternoon.
Leeds went into the weekend at the top of the Championship, and despite going into the interval at 0-0 and West Brom having not won a game in their previous four games, a second-half goal fest saw the Baggies run out 4-1 winners.
Speaking after the game, Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa accepted responsibility for the defeat, which leaves the West Yorkshire side outside the top two, in third:
“I feel responsible for this loss,” Bielsa said after the match.
“We knew that the features of the opponents was that they needed spaces.
“In order to prevent the opponent from counter-attacking we needed to prevent them playing out.
“Losing the ball at the beginning when we built from the back was the thing we had to avoid.
“We worked on this to prevent this from happening and of course if the opposite of what I designed happened, I am responsible.
“What I can say is the score was a little bit too much.
“We had difficulties in the first half hour and in the last quarter hour of the first half and start of the second we were the team we usually are.
“But the opponent scored goals of a result of what I said.”