Marcelo Bielsa admits Leeds couldn’t handle Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min after watching his side suffer a disappointing 3-0 defeat at Tottenham.
Leeds failed to build on successive Premier League victories after falling to a comprehensive defeat in north London, Harry Kane opening the scoring for Spurs from the penalty spot after Ezgjan Alioski fouled Steven Bergwijn.
Kane and Son have formed a devastating partnership so far this season and combined for their 13th goal of the season to double Spurs’ lead before half-time, the latter scoring his 100th goal for the home side just two minutes before the break.
Illan Meslier endured an afternoon to forget and fumbled Toby Alderweireld’s header into his own goal to complete a disappointing day for Leeds, with Bielsa admitting his side struggled to ‘contain’ the Spurs’ formidable forward duo.
“We had moments and in general the first half was good. It was better in the initial 30 minutes and more even in the final 15 minutes of the first half,” Bielsa told BT Sport.
“The beginning of the second half was our worst moment in the game. And in the end, it was again positive.
“There are two aspects that unbalanced the game. The opponents’ forwards were very damaging and difficult to contain. We made some unforced errors which facilitated their attack but we had good offensive production. What we needed to do was not lose the ball in our own half.
“There was a lot of danger on the second balls and on the set-pieces. We could have aspired to a closer game.
“We have already gone through similar moments like this and there are improvements that are needed of course. The ones against Chelsea and Man Utd – this game was clearly better. But there are steps we need to make that we haven’t yet made.”