Marcelo Bielsa comments on what people have got wrong about Leeds United

Marcelo Bielsa manager of Leeds Utd during the Sky Bet Championship Play off Semi Final 1st leg match between Derby County and Leeds United at the Pride Park, Derby on Saturday 11th May...

Leeds United missed out on promotion this season, with Marcelo Bielsa's future at Elland Road now uncertain.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has a word with his staff before kick off during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off  First Leg match between Derby County and Leeds United at Pride Park...

Marcelo Bielsa has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that his Leeds United side did not over-perform this season.

Leeds missed two chances to go up into the Premier League, as they slipped out of the automatic promotion spots over the course of the season and then lost in the play offs.

But Bielsa does not subscribe to the theory that Leeds were not good enough to go up.

The Argentine boss instead feels that Leeds actually deserved to claim a top two spot ahead of Norwich City or Sheffield United.

 

Bielsa said: “It is very difficult for a head coach to take on the disappointment of all these people, especially when I make two conclusions, firstly about the difficulties this team overcame and also the results.

“It might make us think that this team reached a point which was higher than we thought they could, but that is not true. The team deserved to finish first or second and we had the conditions and the skills to win the play-offs.”

Leeds were in a commanding position in their play off tie against Derby County, but they let it slip.

Marcelo Bielsa manager of Leeds Utd shouts instructions to his players during the Sky Bet Championship Play off Semi Final 1st leg match between Derby County and Leeds United at the Pride...

The Whites went 2-0 up on aggregate early on at Elland Road on Wednesday evening when Stuart Dallas blasted home from close range.

However, Derby hit back and completed one of the best comebacks in play off history.

Bielsa’s future at Leeds is now uncertain, with the popular manager thought to be weighing up whether to stay on next season or not.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on April 28, 2019 in Leeds, England.

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