Marcelo Bielsa was ‘frustrated’ that Leeds couldn’t beat Arsenal, having been limited to a goalless draw.
Leeds were looking to bounce back from back-to-back defeats ahead of the international break. They’ll feel like they should have won this one, having managed 25 shots against nine for Arsenal.
However, only four of Leeds’ shots were on target, as they also hit the woodwork on three occasions.
Therefore, they were unable to break the deadlock – even after their opponents fell to 10 men at the start of the second half when Nicolas Pepe saw red.
Bielsa admitted that Leeds were frustrated that their three modes of attack did not lead to three points.
“We are frustrated because we could have won the game,” he said. TBEN Sport. “We tried to create danger in different ways, through the wings, over long distances and in a smaller sense through the balls in the middle.
“In these three ways, we were able to create danger but not convert.”
First positive start to the Premier League for Raphinha
Bielsa gave the Premier League a first summer start by signing Raphinha, who was one of the players to hit the post. His manager was happy with the way he played, but thinks he’s capable of more.
“It was a positive performance but not enough to shine,” said Bielsa. “He helped improve the team’s offensive performance.”
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Bielsa was also able to welcome Kalvin Phillips again, giving the midfielder a start after recovering from an injury. After completing 90 minutes, Bielsa underlined his importance.
“In the first half he was very important because he had to defend,” he said. “In the second, he distributed well and acted as the balance of the team with less defensive work.
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