Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa said his team will not give up their style of play despite their 6-2 defeat away to Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday, but they need to make “some adjustments to avoid suffering similar heavy defeats.”
Leeds won great praise for his energy and pressure style of play, but he collapsed against United, who escaped the pressure of his opponent with quick passes, and Bielsa’s team has so far conceded 30 goals to become the weakest defense in the league.
Bielsa told Sky Sports that his team’s mistakes were behind the heavy defeat.
“They took advantage of our wrong passes when we tried to build the attacks, and in this way they made the majority of their chances. If the opposing team succeeds in imposing their style, this means that the opposing coach succeeded in neutralizing us, we will correct these things, but we will not give up our style of play,” he said.
The Argentine coach added that questioning Leeds’ style only occurs when defeat.
“When you lose, there are questions about the style of play, and when you win, you receive praise for it,” he said. “This is something we have to accept.”
With this loss, Leeds is ranked 14th in the league with 17 points, seven points ahead of the relegation zone.
Leeds meet at home Burnley in the league, next Sunday.