Has Bielsa sent a message to Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani?

Marseille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks down during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille and Stade Malherbe de Caen on August 8, 2015 at the...

Leeds owner surely can't ignore threadbare defensive options.

Marseille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks on  during the French L1 football match between Toulouse (TFC) and Marseille (OM) on March 6, 2015 at the Toulouse stadium,...

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa laid the club's thin defensive options bare with his team selection against York City.

Bielsa is known for his experimental strategy and tactics, but playing two midfielders and a full-back as a back three was pushing it just a little bit, with Laurens De Bock, Mateusz Klich, and Ronaldo Vieira featuring.

Leeds had played another friendly two games earlier reducing their options, while Pontus Jansson is still on World Cup related holiday absence.

Over the course of a 46 game Championship season plus cup competitions, Leeds' squad is going to be stretched.

Andrea Radrizzani, Owner of Leeds United (3R) looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21, 2017 in Bristol, England.

What Bielsa showed last night, was that the squad is not strong enough, and unsurprisingly they failed to keep a clean sheet against their non-league opponents.

Bielsa's team selection was a demonstration that he can innovate and find solutions to problems, but it was also a message to Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani, than more defensive options are required.

Time is running out for permanent additions in the transfer market, and last night showed they are needed more than ever.

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

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