Bielsa/Phillips Press Conference Pre-Barnsley - 13/09/2019

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Bielsa/Phillips Press Conference Pre-Barnsley - 13/09/2019

Post by 1964white » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:49 am

Marcelo Bielsa & Kalvin Phillips will be before the press from 2pm at Thorp Arch to preview the Barnsley match

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Re: Bielsa Press Conference Pre-Barnsley - 13/09/2019

Post by 1964white » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:41 pm

Marcelo Bielsa is here for his press conference. Diego Flores translating toda

On Phillips new contract: "It's very good for him. He deserves it. And it's very good also for the club and the team. It's very deserving for him."

Bielsa on Phillips: "He can grow a lot more." Says Forshaw can do much the same job (and also Ben White, interestingly) "but the difference is Kalvin has 60 games playing in this position."

Tyler Roberts is available for the Barnsley game. Bielsa says Luke Ayling is "healthy" and he'll play for the 23s next week. #

On Cooper and Dallas - who signed long deals this week - Bielsa says Dallas' performance for NI against Germany answers the question of whether he can step up to the Premier League. Also believes Cooper can play against "top-level players

Bielsa talking in detail about his side. Says the failure to convert enough chances is a characteristic of them (and has forced him to speak about it at length). Also concedes that his team are vulnerable from set-pieces.

Bielsa on Jordan Stevens: "The mistake he made was in the rules. It's a good thing that the Association tell everyone that if you make this mistake, afterwards there will be a consequence."

But he thinks the ban on Stevens training means it's effectively longer than six weeks because Stevens will have to regain fitness when he returns. "But I don't think I have the authority to make an opinion."

Bielsa thinks the issue with finishing comes down to confidence and decision-making. It's something he asks the players about. Says Man City and Barcelona are the best examples of teams who don't take the easiest/obvious option in attack - ie banging in a cross for the sake of it

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Re: Bielsa/Phillips Press Conference Pre-Barnsley - 13/09/2019

Post by 1964white » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:53 pm

Kalvin

Kalvin Phillips is here. First question about his nan. "She's buzzing!"

"Obviously I'm happy. Another five years here with my hometown club and I hope I can make the most of it. On a personal note, I always wanted to stay."

Phillips on the £20m bid for him: "If I was offering money for a player, I wouldn't offer that much for me."

Phillips said he switched off completely from social media and everything else after the end of last season. How did he make sure the transfer talk didn't become a distraction? "I left the country." (had a holiday in the US).

Kalvin Phillips on being valued in excess of £20m by other clubs: "It's a bit crazy. If I was a manager, if I was offering that much to a player, I wouldn't offer that much for me. It's a bit too much."

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Re: Bielsa/Phillips Press Conference Pre-Barnsley - 13/09/2019

Post by leic white 63 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:30 pm

1964white wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Kalvin

Kalvin Phillips is here. First question about his nan. "She's buzzing!"

"Obviously I'm happy. Another five years here with my hometown club and I hope I can make the most of it. On a personal note, I always wanted to stay."

Phillips on the £20m bid for him: "If I was offering money for a player, I wouldn't offer that much for me."

Phillips said he switched off completely from social media and everything else after the end of last season. How did he make sure the transfer talk didn't become a distraction? "I left the country." (had a holiday in the US).

Kalvin Phillips on being valued in excess of £20m by other clubs: "It's a bit crazy. If I was a manager, if I was offering that much to a player, I wouldn't offer that much for me. It's a bit too much."
a lovely lovely fella.
he can play a bit aswell !

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Re: Bielsa/Phillips Press Conference Pre-Barnsley - 13/09/2019

Post by 1964white » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:00 pm

leic white 63 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:30 pm
a lovely lovely fella.
he can play a bit aswell !
Probably one of the nicest footballers in the game '63

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Re: Bielsa/Phillips Press Conference Pre-Barnsley - 13/09/2019

Post by Irish Ian » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:31 pm

I'm not sure who was doing the translating but that was far more understandable than the usual offerings.

Great to see the Ayling and Roberts returning to fitness. A genuine competition for places, who would gave thought it possible!

And I liked his response to questions about Cooper and Dallas.
"We can wait for the next game with serenity"

"I am quite clear in my mind that one has to feel sincere love for those he leads, and if he doesn't feel it naturally, then he must learn how to feel it"


Marcelo Bielsa.

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Re: Bielsa/Phillips Press Conference Pre-Barnsley - 13/09/2019

Post by Norm » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:18 am

If he could only get the haircut right eh? Having said that, his appearance doesn't matter - if he can distract the opposition with it he should get an allowance from the club and a tax credit.

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Re: Bielsa/Phillips Press Conference Pre-Barnsley - 13/09/2019

Post by Cjay » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:04 pm

But worrying that MB knows we are crap from set pieces but the club did nothing to try and rectify that in the summer.

Fair play to KP for being honest.

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Post by 1964white » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:55 pm

Cjay wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:04 pm
But worrying that MB knows we are crap from set pieces but the club did nothing to try and rectify that in the summer.

Fair play to KP for being honest.
We all could have told the great man that was a problem last season, we're not great at resolving problems are we ?

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Re: Bielsa/Phillips Press Conference Pre-Barnsley - 13/09/2019

Post by BGwhite » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:36 pm

Leeds are looking to win six consecutive away matches in all competitions for only the third time in their history - they also did so between September and November 1931 and October and November 1963.

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Re: Bielsa/Phillips Press Conference Pre-Barnsley - 13/09/2019

Post by weasel » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:59 am

Cjay wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:04 pm
But worrying that MB knows we are crap from set pieces but the club did nothing to try and rectify that in the summer.

Fair play to KP for being honest.
To be fair only 2 of the goals conceded, in 6 league matches, have been set piece related and neither were really down to us not dealing with the initial setpiece as both times we cleared the initial danger. For me both those goals then simply ended up as 'open play' goals but the opposition scored due to having more men in our box than they normally would (as a result of having put more men forward for the initial free kick) and the ball eventually falling for one of their players.

So for me the goals have been scored more because the opposition has had more bodies in the box than normal due to having had a free kick rather than us not dealing with the initial free kick delivery. Both goals we had ample chances to clear but executed poor clearances/attempted passes out of defence.

More concerning for me is our lack of threat when we have set pieces and corners.
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