The key quotes from Marcelo Bielsa's post-Fulham press conference
Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa saw his side progress into Round Four of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Leeds United progressed  into the Carabao Cup fourth round with a penalty shout-out win over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Tuesday evening.

It was a good game but neither side could find the break through in the 90 minutes, it was the Whites who won 6-5 on penalties.

  • How did you find the game and what did you make of the tension at the end?

RodrigoDan JamesKalvin Phillips, Junior Firpo, Joe Gelhardt and Stuart McKinstry all scored from the spot to help Leeds through to the next round and after the game came to it's conclusion, Marcelo Bielsa spoke to the media about the game and the performance of the team.

"The performance was an average performance,” he said.

"Of course but that doesn't impede me from evaluating the performance.

“I think we conceded too many chances to the opponent.”

  • Thoughts on how Charlie Cresswell played?

It was only a second senior appearance in the Whites’ defence for youngster Charlie Cresswell, son of former Leeds striker Richard Cresswell, and he had a solid appearance from start to finish in the eyes of most supporters.

Bielsa was asked for his thoughts on the youngster's performance and he said:

"He made a few errors [with the] distribution of the ball.

“But it was difficult for all our players at the back; Meslier, Cresswell, Phillips, Forshaw, Shackleton - together all from the back to our offensive players,” he expressed.

  • Thoughts on the young players Summerville, Gelhardt & McKinstry

Bielsa gave some minutes to youngsters Crysencio Summerville, Gelhardt and Stuart McKinstry, with the latter two making their senior debuts in the clash at Craven Cottage and the former Argentina head coach was asked his thoughts on how they performed against Marco Silva's side.

"They showed personality and character," he said. 

"[Joe] Gelhardt had missed his last two penalties and he took on board the responsibility and managed to score. [Stuart] McKinstry also had to take one in the most decisive moment - and they showed character."

Leeds United duo Luke Ayling and Patrick Bamford both missed the game due to injuries, which they picked up versus Newcastle on Friday, and Bielsa was asked how both players were doing:

"[Patrick] Bamford has an injury in his ankle," he explained.

"[Luke] Ayling has an injury in his knee." 

Bielsa was asked if eithet of the injuries are serious, "It's subject to the evolution that they have," he confirmed.