CHRIS SUTTON: Kamikaze Leeds are naive in the extreme

CHRIS SUTTON: Kamikaze Leeds are naive in the extreme… Marcelo Bielsa’s side were schooled by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ruthless Manchester United

  • Watching Leeds is entertaining but they are naive in the extreme
  • Manchester United exploited their kamikaze play at Old Trafford
  • Plan A worked a treat in the Championship, but Marcelo Bielsa needs a Plan B 

A month ago, Marcelo Bielsa was asked about his side’s defensive record and he talked uninterrupted for 20 minutes.

He explained the ways in which his side concede goals. Through trying to play out from the back and losing possession. 

Through counter-attacks after they’ve flooded players forward. And so on.

Watching Leeds is entertaining but they are naive in the extreme in their defending

It is kamikaze play at times, and Manchester United exploited that at Old Trafford

‘Our offensive game has consequences which cause us to suffer goals,’ Bielsa said. 

Watching Leeds United is entertaining but they are naive in the extreme. It is kamikaze play at times, and Manchester United exploited that at Old Trafford.

Bielsa doesn’t seem to have a Plan B. Plan A worked a treat in the Championship, but the Premier League boasts forwards who can punish them.

No team have conceded more goals than Leeds’ 30 this season. Most newly promoted sides focus on being difficult to beat, but that isn’t Bielsa’s priority.

There is a lot to be admired for sticking to your principles, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer schooled the Leeds boss here.

Plan A worked a treat in the Championship, but Marcelo Bielsa needs a Plan B now




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