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Leeds United: Fans lambast Marcelo Bielsa’s squad size admission

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Many Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter after manager Marcelo Bielsa emphasised his views on his preferred squad size and also standing by the Whites’ transfer strategy.

As per The Athletic’s Phil Hay, ahead of the Yorkshire outfit’s latest clash in the Premier League on Saturday evening, Bielsa once underlined his views on squad size and also defended Leeds’ transfer strategy, claiming that the club have indeed invested in the team, but did not want to block the chances for arrivals such as Joe Gelhardt to progress.

Bielsa also said: “The club have put enough human resources at my disposal for results to be different. I can’t attribute the position in the table or injuries to not having a sufficient amount of players. What’s left is the management of the players I have – that’s where the focus is.”

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What did these Leeds fans make of Marcelo Bielsa’s squad size and transfer policy remarks?

“If the etc includes Roberts then he needs a little reality check”


“All due respect I don’t want to relay on an 19yr old Gelhardt when in a relegation scrap”


“Gelhardt is a striker. We need midfielders ahhaha”


“We cant have it all roads. We’ve invested in the academy and we’re all delighted about that. Fill the club with senior player, how do they break through? They don’t. We’ve been very unlucky with injuries, nothing more. We certainly need depth in midfield, that’s it really”


“Always the same ‘We’ll only make signings if they’re better than what we already have’ kind of spiel. Meanwhile, Tyler Roberts is getting subbed on in the 60th min of every game”


“One thing I won’t miss about Bielsa when the day comes where he does retire (we wouldn’t sack him surely.) Injuries from intense training and small squad size”


“Just a centre mid to take pressure off kalvin and forshaw, if either one of them is injured, we’re bang in trouble”


The Whites go into the game against Graham Potter’s side on Saturday evening having won just twice all season, registering 11 points from their opening 12 Premier League matches as they currently sit in 17th place in the league table.

However, Leeds’ recent performances have perhaps given a glimmer of hope that are capable of steering away from the relegation zone to ensure a third successive season of top-flight football, having held Leicester City to a draw and led Tottenham Hotspur away from home last weekend.

After facing Brighton, the Whites face back-to-back home games against Crystal Palace and Brentford as they aim to reignite their campaign and surge up the league table.

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