The Key Quotes From Marcelo Bielsa's post-Leicester City press conference
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Leeds United claimed back-to-back wins for the first time since the end of December as they beat Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The victory for Leeds sees the club move level on points with Southampton in the Premier League table.

  • On the performance

An early goal from Harvey Barnes was swiftly cancelled out by Norther Irish international, Stuart Dallas. Further goals from Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison rounded off the 3-1 victory for Marcelo Bielsa's side.

After the game, Bielsa spoke to the media about the result and performance.

"It was a very, very difficult game," he said. 

"In the first half, the game was how we expected. In the second half they changed the distribution of their players. It took us about 10 minutes to be able to adapt to this, after, we started to recover the ball better and scored the second goal." he continued.

"After our second goal it was the most difficult period for about 10 minutes. We couldn't prevent them from creating goalscoring opportunities.

"At the end of the game, we managed it well. It was a difficult result for us to achieve. It was very difficult to prevent a rival like the one today from building up passes. And the only way we could be better than them was not to allow them to build up passes." he explained.

Bielsa also mentioned that he didn't feel this was the best performance of the season stating: "No, the result is very important because the quality of the rival indicates it, but to give an example, I thought we played better at Aston Villa."

  • Proud of the evolutions as individuals and as a team since you arrived?

At the end of the game against the Foxes, Leeds finished the game with players who had played in their title winning season at Elland Road. Bielsa went on to discuss his pride in the players for their evolutions as indviduals and as a team since he arrived at the West Yorkshire outfit.

"Clearly, the level is totally different," he said. 

"In the Championship we played to be the best. At this level, we have to make a massive effort to be able to keep up, to look like our opponents, to not let them be superior to us.

"But when the club decided to build the squad for this campaign, all the players that were conserved, they were conserved because we thought they could live up to the expectations of playing in this league."

  • Why do you value Patrick Bamford so highly?

Bamford has come under a lot of criticism at times from fans due to his finishing abilities, but yesterday after already scoring a superb goal to put Leeds into the lead, he could have had a second. 

However, he instead set up Harrison to secure Leeds all three points with a third goal and Bielsa discussed why he values Bamford so highly.

"Normally the goalscorers prefer to score themselves rather than give the pass," Bielsa explained. 

"And in this case, it's very valuable for us that Patrick opted to pass the ball to assure the third goal rather than build up his own pattern."

  • Victory owed to players willingness to put in a big physical effort?

The work-rate and effort of this Leeds United team can not go unnoticed and has always been superb and you can't fault them for that.

Sunday was no exception, the Whites' players ran themselves into the ground and performed brilliantly. Bielsa stated after the game about that even though they didn't have control they fought in a lot of duels.

"For us to be superior to our opponents we have to make them play worse and to try and manage to conserve our virtues," he said.

"We try to do both things at the same time, and in order to do this, it requires a massive physical effort.

"We have to move a lot and make runs to be able to conserve the ball. And we have to run a lot to press the opponents so that they don't come close to our goal."

  • Transfers - will there be any signings or outgoings from the first team squad?

The transfer window closes at 11pm on Monday and Bielsa discussed the chances of any new players joining the club or players leaving the club from the first-team. Bielsa said: "No, I don't think we're going to bring anyone in or let anyone go."

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