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Marcelo Bielsa is not ‘unmatched’ in Leeds and vows to keep fighting

Leeds United Head Coach Marcelo Bielsa has vowed to “keep fighting until the end of the season” but accepts that he is not immune to being fired.

Bielsa’s team is better than the team Premier LeagueRelegation zone after winning only three games this season and were beaten 7-0 by Manchester City on Tuesday.

When asked if he is afraid of being fired, Bielsa said: “Do you think there is a coach who cannot be fired, who cannot be fired? You think I’m so naive that you think I can’t get fired?

“Do you think after the 7-0 loss I can remove the instability? Of course the job of a coach is not stable. I don’t have anything that makes me immune to that trait.”

The 66-year-old added: “Of course I will continue to fight until the end of the season. I always thought that in adversity you have to fight.

“I will fight until the end of the season without any doubts. I hope nothing happens that won’t allow me to act on what I’ve just said. I am saying, to have the strength needed to face what may come”.

Bielsa has faced criticism from pundits and some Leeds fans after his side failed to replicate the form they showed last season.

But the Argentinian remains hugely popular with the majority of supporters after transforming Leeds from a mid-tier Championship club.

Bielsa said: “It was the worst of all the moments I had at Leeds. “Of course, losing 7-0 is not just a loss anymore.”

Leeds’ heaviest Premier League defeat came three days after a stoppage-time penalty knocked them out of a 3-2 loss to Chelsea, described by Bielsa as their best performance. team during the season.

“You say we won two of the last 10, but you can also look at those results in a more favorable light,” he said.

“You can also look at it that before the defeat to Man City, this segment was the most productive of the season so far.”



The club have invested £130m in building this squad, and I don’t know if they can or can’t invest more.

Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds’ attempt to bounce back in their opening game of the evening at Elland Road against Arsenal on Saturday has been marred by more serious injuries.

Bielsa, without six first-team players at the Etihad Stadium, confirmed Dan James (groin) and Jamie Shackleton (Achilles) have been added to the list of debilitating casualties.

Robin Koch (pelvis) may be sidelined since the opening day loss to Manchester United, but Junior Firpo will serve a one-match ban.

Kalvin Phillips, Patrick Bamford, Liam Cooper (all hamstrings), Rodrigo (heel) and Pascal Struijk (foot) are all still sidelined.

When pressed about whether the club would look to strengthen in January, Bielsa added: “First of all, I don’t want to use numbers as an excuse, secondly I have never said that I don’t want the players. arrive in January.

“The only thing I said, and I repeat, to bring in players they have to be better than we have.

“The club has invested £130m in building this squad, and I don’t know if they can or can’t invest more.”

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