Leeds’ promotion hopes took another hit after a trip to the City Ground to face promotion rivals Nottingham Forest ended in defeat.
It wasn’t just the result that should hit Leeds hard, however, as the manner of the performance was the biggest concern – though the Whites have now won just once in seven games.
Kalvin Phillips was missed in midfield as Ben White put in a WhoScored rating of 6.4, but there were numerous examples of possession being lost too easily and one shot on target tells a story of how few openings the visitors created.
Forest are now just one point off the Yorkshire side but Fulham’s win over Blackburn takes them level on points, and therefore Bielsa’s side are in danger of dropping out of the top two.
The Argentine has admitted responsibility for the defeat on Saturday and defended his players, even though Kiko Casilla arguably could have done better to keep out Sammy Ameobi’s opener.
Fans have been reacting to and discussing their manager’s comments, with a variety of opinions being expressed.
I love Bielsa, but I do think he now needs to go.
If we don’t go up, he’s gone anyway.
Time to roll the dice. #lufc
— Matt Burton (@Matt_K_Burton) February 8, 2020
He can only work with what he’s got!!! He’s done the best he can!
— SOPHIE LUFC 💙💛 (@LilyZach22) February 9, 2020
If we lose on Tuesday, he should resign!!
— Mark Todd (@ToddMark88) February 8, 2020
Why does bielsa always blame himself. When the players cross that white line the buck stops with the players
— darren (@yorkshiredarren) February 8, 2020
Bielsa is boring now😴😴😴😴😴
— carlos lufc (@CarlUdakis) February 8, 2020
The problem with having a tiny squad is clear to see. Most teams can and will drop out of form players. Mix it up as it were. We can’t because bielsa wants this 15 man squad nonsense. No option but to keep playing same team even when they are bang out of form & confidence is shot
— Eireleeds1💙💛 (@kevingaff) February 8, 2020
He was responsible today. Thinking White is a midfielder is shocking. It disrupted the defence, stopped Ayling linking up with Costa. We looked completely out of sorts today and never looked like scoring. 2 up front required.
— Tony Quick (@Ellandback1919) February 8, 2020
Clocks ticking I’m afraid. This needed sorting weeks ago.
— Ryan (@RD_1919) February 8, 2020
Leeds fans, let us know your thoughts on the current run and your view of Bielsa. Is he losing his touch or are the players simply not good enough?
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