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Leeds Utd manager Marcelo Bielsa insisted that his tough loss to Tottenham was “clearly better” than his teammates from the top six teams Manchester United and Chelsea.
Leeds He was face to face with Tottenham in terms of opportunities created, but a series of errors in the rear cost them dearly.
The young goalkeeper Illan Meslier had a day to forget between the sticks, but Bielsa he was optimistic despite succumbing to a 3-0 loss.
He told BT Sport after the game: “We had moments and overall the first half was good. It was better in the first 30 minutes and more even in the last 15 minutes of the first half.
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“The beginning of the second half was our worst moment in the game. And in the end, it was positive again.
“There are two aspects that unbalanced the game. The opponents’ forwards were very damaging and difficult to contain.
“We made some unforced errors that made his attack easier but we had a good offensive production. What we had to do was not to lose the ball in our field.
“There was a lot of danger in the second balls and in set pieces. We could have aspired to a closer game.
“We have already been through similar times like this and there are improvements that are of course needed.
“The ones against Chelsea and Man Utd – this game was clearly better. But there are steps we must take that we have not yet taken. “