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Bielsa says he’s proud of Leeds United

PRESTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: Patrick Bamford of Leeds United celebrates after he scores the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Leeds United at Deepdale on April 09, 2019 in Preston, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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The Argentinean coach believes his team is doing well, as they are looking for the English Championship title.

With five games to go, Leeds United is in the second place of the English Championship with 79 points.

The team is just six points away from leaders Norwich City. Leeds has won 24 out of their 41 matches, drawing seven times and losing in ten occasions.

And for Argentinean manager Marcelo Bielsa, his team is very good.

“The first half was the best moment to make an evaluation of the team, it was a very difficult game, but we could impose in the first half,” said Bielsa to the club’s official website.

“We overcame the opponent with a lot of effort in the first half where the physical tempo of the game was very high.”

He added: “In the second half after the red card we solved this game more easily, until the last minute they created one ball in the channel, then they created the chance.”

“I am proud of the team because all the players played at a high level of performance.”

“[Bamford] He didn’t play well against Millwall,” he commented.

“Against Birmingham, he increased his level and his performance and he had three chances at goal, which is positive for strikers.”

“He improved his previous performance on Tuesday in the game with two goals and a lot of work for the team,” the manager concluded.

Leeds United still has to face Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan Athletic, Brentford, Aston Villa, and Ipswich Town as they close the 2018-2019 season.