MARCELO BIELSA: WE STARTED LOSING THE DOMINANCE OF THE GAME - Leedsunited.com 21/11/21
Head coach on defeat to Spurs.
Marcelo Bielsa has spoken with the media after his side were defeated away at Tottenham Hotspur, in the Premier League.
Leeds went into the lead at the end of the first half, after an excellent move saw Jack Harrison cross into the box for Dan James to get his first goal for the club.
Spurs hit back in the second half to score twice and take the points and the head coach gave his thoughts after the full-time whistle.
“In the first half we played better, in the second half they did,” Bielsa explained.
“The difference in the second half was bigger from them than we managed to achieve in the first half. I think the result was fair.
“Perhaps if we had drawn the game it would have been a prize for what we constructed in the first half.
“But, as the second half wore on, they increased the differences with regards to us.
“Even with the absences we showed we could play how we wanted to, but not having been able to sustain it throughout the second half is a deficit."
Asked specifically about the second half, Bielsa was expecting Tottenham to come out fighting and he gave his assessment on what happened.
He said: “Our idea was to prevent the reaction that we imaged Tottenham would have.
“I saw that progressively we started losing the dominance of the game.
“I thought the two wings were controlled but their relationship with their two midfielders, we started to lose it.
“When those two players managed the ball, they improved how their forwards received the ball and it was a lot more difficult for us to defend.”