The West Yorkshire outfit suffered a 4-3 defeat at the hands of Millwall at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.
The Whites were 2-0 and a man down at the interval, but the home team launched a comeback in the second period.
Leeds scored three goals to take a 3-2 lead, only for Millwall to score two late goals to pick up all three points from the encounter courtesy of a 4-3 win.
Head coach Christiansen has revealed what he told his Leeds players at half time.
Christiansen told Leeds Live about what he said to his players at the interval: “Well it was probably one of the speeches where I said my opinion straight.
“But at the same time when you say something negative to make the players react, you need to say something positive to make them believe that it's possible.
"And so when my speech and I said finally after some other things that I don't need to say here, do we believe in this team and everyone says yes and the confidence that I expected. And soon was the response, finally they managed to take it on.”
The performance of Leeds in the first half was hugely disappointing, but they were equally brilliant in the second period.
True, conceding two late goals was bad, but the positive is that the players showed the mettle and the determination to make a comeback with 10 men and two goals down.
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