Marcelo Bielsa admits problem at Leeds United has got worse

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

Leeds United dropped points in their last competitive match before the international break.

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has told Leeds Live that his side’s scoring problem has become even worse this season.

Leeds may have started the campaign in excellent form, but they have not proven totally infallible.

The Whites dropped points in their last match before the international break, as they were beaten 1-0 by Swansea City at Elland Road despite dominating for large periods of the contest.

It was a familiar tale for Leeds, who have been wasteful in front of goal for too long.

 

And Bielsa admits that his side need to be more clinical, as their finishing has actually been worse this season than last.

He said: “The lack of efficiency has been a characteristic of the team. I think your question is good and proper because the question represents the reality of the team, but I cannot add more than I have said before.

“Last year we needed between four and five chances to score, now, we need six chances to score. The team has improved defensively. The aspect we need a lot of situations to score and still we defend well. It is difficult to manage that.”

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa takes his place in the dugout during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Leeds United at Bet365 Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Stoke on...

Despite Leeds' failure to convert their chances, striker Patrick Bamford has actually been in very good form this term.

Bamford already has four goals to his name, and sits near the top of the Championship scoring charts.

Leeds also have Eddie Nketiah to call upon this term, with the Arsenal loanee hoping to break into Bielsa’s starting line-up sooner rather than later.

Leeds’ next match comes on Sunday, when they take on Barnsley at Oakwell.

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