Marcelo Bielsa admitted Leeds’ dip in kind was giving him trigger for concern after their 1-Zero dwelling Premier League defeat to Brighton.
Neal Maupay turned dwelling the sport’s solely purpose within the 17th minute to clinch a primary league win since November for the Seagulls.
Leeds slipped to a 3rd straight defeat in all competitions for the primary time in 12 months below Bielsa and have but to register a purpose this 12 months after struggling once more to create possibilities.
“I hyperlink that to the final two video games, not the sport towards Tottenham, however this causes me to fret,” Bielsa stated.
Leeds mustered little in entrance of purpose. Patrick Bamford fully missed Raphinha’s low first-half cross six yards out and Jack Harrison fired narrowly vast firstly of the second interval. In any other case, there was little else.
Bielsa’s facet didn’t retain possession in Brighton’s half because of repeated misplaced passes on a heavy Elland Highway pitch.
“I don’t need to hyperlink the efficiency or the defeat to the state of the pitch,” Bielsa added. “I believe we may have gotten a greater end result anyhow.
“We defended beneath our capabilities, beneath our regular degree. We solely managed to recuperate the ball near our personal purpose.
“After we misplaced the ball the variations took us to the sting of our personal space to recuperate the ball.
“And we attacked beneath our regular capabilities. We didn’t assault effectively and we didn’t defend effectively. We didn’t play effectively.”