Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has hailed his side’s composure and experience after claiming a 1-0 win away to Bristol City in the EFL Championship this past weekend.
The Whites claimed a fourth win from their last five matches thanks to Patrick Bamford’s early goal at Ashton Gate, as well as a resilient defensive performance in the second half.
“In the first hour of the game, we could have had a different result and score,” said Bielsa after the match.
“But in the last 15 minutes of the game, the opponent could have drawn the game.
“We played a different game, regarding the style we want to use, in the last 20 minutes of the game we didn’t have the ball and the opponent played in our box with aerial balls.
“In the box, the possibility of making a mistake is higher, in other words, the consequences of any mistakes are different.
“The team showed a lot of experience to play the last 20 minutes of the game, but we would have wished to create more danger in the last 20 minutes.
“We couldn’t launch counter attacks and the feeling that it was a 50-50 game increased.”
Leeds will face a crunch game against a fellow promotion hopeful, Sheffield United, on Saturday 16 March. The match will be live on Fox Sports 1 from 14h25 CAT.