Marcelo Bielsa has given his thoughts to the media after his side exited the Emirates FA Cup at the Third Round stage.

The Whites were defeated away at West Ham United after the hosts scored a goal in each half, to run out two-nil winners on the day.

Speaking after the match, the head coach gave his views on the match.

“I think it corresponded that they won the game,” Bielsa explained.

“They created more danger than we did. They had balls with which to attack and they created more danger than us. 

"In the second half there were things we improved, we pressed a bit better, we played in the opponents half more.

“But, in the end, we should have created more chances than the ones we created. It would have been possible to prevent a lot of the chances they created.”

The Hammers scored a controversial opener in the first half which was checked by VAR, but was awarded despite there appearing to be an offside in the build up.

On the incident, Bielsa said: “I prefer to accept what the referee says.

"Not because I don't have an opinion, I think it's a collaboration us coaches should make, to accept the decisions the referees make even if they jeopardise us.

“If not, we enter terrain where we can't offer what we want to offer, which is good football.

“I think the result was fair. Even if we prevented them from overcoming us clearly, they created more danger than us.

“In that sense, the result is explained in that way. My conclusion is that they created more difficult situations than we did, with similar balls.”

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