Marcelo Bielsa lamented his side’s display against West Ham on Friday, claiming the defeat “fair” as Angelo Ogbonna late-winner gave David Moyes’ side the all important three points.
The Argentinian coach said: “It was a fair defeat, the type of game that doesn’t surprise us. We prepared ourselves to face a game of the characteristics it had today and they were superior.
Leeds were in front for all of twenty-minutes allowing West Ham a way back into the game, before conceding both goals from set-pieces.
Jarred Bowen’s corner was headed in by Tomas Soucek before Angelo Ogbonna scored from a free-kick ten minutes from time to send the Hammers fifth.Embed from Getty Images
Bielsa expressed his worry at the issue of set-pieces stating his team are doing “everything necessary” to try and correct the problem, he also said: “We know about this problem and we’re doing everything necessary to try and correct it, it’s not sufficient but we have to insist this problem has less influence on our games.”
Full-back Stuart Dallas also said the defeat is “tough to take”, he told Sky Sports: “It’s a tough one to take. We have got to be better in terms of the the way we defend. “It’s a tough job for the officials and we have no complaints. There wasn’t much in it in the second half. It could have gone either way.”
The defeat meant Leeds have only taken one point from their last four home games at Elland Road.