‘Crazy’ – Leeds United linked midfielder has his say on Marcelo Bielsa

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Leeds United fell to defeat against West Ham in the FA Cup at the weekend, with Manuel Lanzini’s opener providing much controversy.

The Whites aren’t desperate for cup runs this season, given the pressure of staying up taking precedent.

That being said, Marcelo Bielsa won’t adapt his style accordingly, aiming to win each game as he did the last.

In spite of mass injury problems, it was a performance that Leeds could take positives away from.

If not for a goal that obviously shouldn’t have stood, Leeds were well in the tie and could have scored twice if close-range ricochets off Jack Harrison and Dan James found their way in, instead of somehow missing the target.

Teams know what they’re in for with Leeds, but it’s another thing replicating what you’ve planned for in practice.

Controversial goal scorer Manuel Lanzini has had his say on his fellow Argentine, Bielsa, speaking after the game on Leeds’ style of play.

Speaking to WHUFC.com, the attacking midfielder linked with a Leeds move had this to say:

“We know Leeds follow us each one (by marking man-to-man), which is crazy. The intensity means you move more, so we tried to play together. We practiced like this in training and I think we did a very clever game. It’s not easy because they play with great intensity and they have good players, but I think it was a clever game from us.”

West Ham’s organisation is exceptional and it showed in how we struggled to break them down when playing from the back.

Bringing them into our sort of game is what we needed to do, but in essence, it was quite cagey and played into their hands more, with a slower tempo.

You can’t blame us for not being up to the same level as we showed against Burnley, because we had such a patched-together team out.

The better team did win, but 2-0 was a very flattering scoreline when you look at how few good chances there actually were for either side.