Bielsa urges perspective in defeat

04 February 2019 00:11:00 GMTPlus10

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa says his players must refocus on the task in hand after surrendering top spot in the Championship to Norwich City.

The Whites were beaten 3-1 by the Canaries at Elland Road on Saturday and lost top sot on goal difference as a consequence, but Bielsa says that there is no reason to panic.

We still need too many chances to score and we need to be much more clinical.

Marcelo Bielsa

And the Argentinian is even more keen to keep things steady with United as their next assignment is a trip to fellow promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough next Saturday.

Bielsa told reporters: "We still need too many chances to score and we need to be much more clinical. We did not make our possession count.

"We have now lost the previous defensive solidity and that is down to me, not the players. I feel deeply responsible.

"We need to be better in possession. We lost the ball at key times for the first two goals we conceded and it has cost us a defeat.

"We have to keep this defeat in perspective and maintain our focus. We have another big game next weekend at Middlesbrough and we will prepare thoroughly for that."

Leeds United are available at 2.25 to gain promotion this season, while they are 12122.00 to win the Championship title.

The Whites last played in the English top-flight during the 2003/04, when they were relegated alongside Wolves and Leicester City.

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