Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has admitted that he is “worried” about his side’s defensive troubles.
The Yorkshire outfit grabbed their first victory since returning to the Premier League against Fulham on Saturday.
The goals came via Mateusz Klich, Patrick Bamford and a Helder Costa brace. Leeds led 2-1 at the break, with Alexander Mitrovic scoring from the spot for Fulham in between Leeds’ two goals.
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Bielsa’s men asserted their dominance at the start of the second half, though. They scored twice in seven minutes through Costa for his brace and Bamford to seemingly secure the win.
But Fulham fought back and scored in the 62nd and 67th minute through Mitrovic again and Bobby De Cordova-Reid to thrust the game back into life.
Leeds held on however for an all-important three points. Despite only conceding 35 goals from 46 Championship games last season, they have let in seven goals from their opening two Premier League games.
Speaking in his post-match press conference, Bielsa said his defence is concerning him, but he hopes to find a quick solution:
“We are worried. But as the competition goes on we will identify why these errors happened & try to prevent them from happening again.”
Despite struggling on the defensive front, they are not having any trouble up the other end of the pitch. Bielsa’s side were clinical in front of goal against both Liverpool and Fulham.
The newly-promoted side have had just ten shots on target in both games, but from that have come seven goals.
Bielsa added: “It was a game where we couldn’t really show ourselves. In the first half, we defended better but didn’t really create much danger. In the second half, we attacked better, but didn’t finish things off.”
“Winning is always important. That does not need explaining. All wins are important.”
“The match showed we must continue to do the things which made us successful rather than put men behind the ball. It is a mistake to think otherwise.”
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Leeds United’s next game is a Yorkshire derby at Brammall Lane against Sheffield United.