The five key quotes from Marcelo Bielsa's post-Wolves press conference
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It turned out to be a disappointing night for his side under the lights against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Coming out on the wrong side of a narrow 1-0 defeat, Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa gave his thoughts on the clash after the game.

Lacking a clinical touch

The Argentinian felt his side did enough to potentially go ahead in the encounter, and the failure to capitalise on the offensive end allowed the visitors to grow in confidence before eventually taking the lead themselves.

"Given how the game went we thought we did enough to create a lead.

"When an offensive team doesn't take their chances, the opponent grows in confidence."

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Leeds unable to find their flow

Bielsa continued to add that the game had an extra physicality about it and a rhythm was hard to come by.

"The game was very physical, there was many interruptions and it was difficult to find continuity to the game."

Captain Cooper capably replaced by Struijk

United suffered a blow ahead of kick-off as club captain Liam Cooper was forced to be replaced in the starting line-up by Pascal Struijk.

The young dutchman stepped in almost unnoticeably just as he has done when previously called upon this season.

Unfortunately for Cooper, the duration of his time out of the team is unknown as Bielsa revealed he has "not yet received any information on Liam Cooper's injury".

'Nothing important, nothing significant'

Bielsa commented on Cooper's situation, before rounding off with a short input on a potential incident involving Wolves' Mexican striker Raul Jimenez towards the end of the fixture.

(On the Jimenez incident) "Nothing important, nothing significant to comment."

Next up

It's a quick turn-around for Leeds as they will now prepare to face high-flying Aston Villa on Friday night. A tough ask, but for many different reasons to last night's fixture.

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