Leeds United News: Marcelo Bielsa admits automatic promotion hopes are bleak after Brentford defeat

Leeds United News: Leeds United manager, Marcelo Bielsa, has admitted that automatic promotion hopes are bleak after the Brentford defeat. (h/t Talk Sport)

The Whites suffered a shocking 2-0 loss against Thomas Frank’s side yesterday, which was their second slump in less than a week.

Post the defeat, the Argentinian manager had his say on the game. (h/t Talk Sport)

“I am very sad with today’s loss and it’s going to be very difficult but as long as maths say something we will follow this. But we know our opportunity is now less.”

The Whites looked off-colour, which was exploited by the Bees with goals from Neal Maupay and Sergi Canos.

Bielsa also regretted that his side couldn’t take advantage of the chances they got in the game.

He also heaped praise on the Bees’ attacking prowess. (h/t Talk Sport)

They have good offensive players but we need to look at why we have to have twice as many chances to score as our opponent.

If we had normal efficiency we would have 10 or 12 points more than we have but that’s not the case so now we have to put all our energy in the options we still have.

Meanwhile, Leeds’ promotion rivals Sheffield United produced a thumping 3-0 win against Hull City.

And the victory further escalated the Blades to second in the table, getting 3 points clear of the Whites.

United’s second loss, followed by a Wigan Athletic defeat, means they might end up in the playoffs.

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Leeds will be facing their toughest opponent yet this Sunday in Aston Villa.

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