Loads of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media after Marcelo Bielsa stated that he is determined to turn the tide on our current run of form.
The Whites are now only clear of the Play-Off places on goal difference after losing 2-0 at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, while West Bromwich Albion pulled four-points clear at the top with a victory over Millwall on Sunday.
West Brom had been in a poor vein of form over the festive period themselves with one win and five draws in the second-tier between December 11 and January 11, but have bounced back from back-to-back defeats at the close of January to win two in a row.
We, however, are still riding the wave of our poor vein of form, with Bielsa only able to orchestrate two wins and thee draws in the ten league games played since beating Hull City 2-0 on December 10.
Bielsa is not giving up just yet, though, and has insisted that he still has fight within him to turn the tide on our form as we strive to secure promotion into the Premier League.
“It is necessary to say that the responsibility of this moment of the team is my own, because clearly if you have good players and those players give their all on the pitch, the conclusions are clear,” Bielsa stated, via quotes by the club’s official website. “I understand it is me who has to find the solutions.
Is automatic promotion still possible with Bielsa in charge?
“What both teams did in attack was quite similar, but of course we needed goals and they scored. If we didn’t create the same chances we are used to create, that makes the situation worse. For this reason, I feel responsible.
“Of course, I am ready and prepared to give solutions in this moment for Leeds and to overcome the difficulties during all of the Championship to try and resolve this negative situation to a more positive situation.
“I never give up and will always fight, I always believe and keep the faith and always try to find new ways to make the team do better when we play again.”
Our slack run of results have been so bad that our eleven-point lead over third-placed Fulham has now been completely destroyed, with the Cottagers enjoying the second-best run of results in the division since we beat the Tigers.
Only Brentford have taken more points (23) than Fulham and Nottingham Forest (20) since December 11, and we face the Bees on Tuesday night looking to record our first win at Griffin Park since 1950.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Bielsa’s statement of intent…
He usually walks away when the going gets tough, he’s walked everywhere else 🤷♂️
— Andy Firth (@AndrewFirth21) February 9, 2020
we must keep the faith we have enough knockers without knocking ourselves, Leeds fans always have an opinion and are entitled to it but we are all in this together and will come out together some big games to come we march on together #alaw #mot
— Jeff nurse (@Jeffnurse62) February 9, 2020
Fighting talk isn’t going to solve the problems-the same things happen week in week out-the season’s decline is shocking.
— David (@wizard_david04) February 9, 2020
We don’t need a change in fortunes. We need a plan b and a change in personnel. Too many players under performing. We need to freshen things up.
— Duncan Senior (@Munki71) February 9, 2020
Come on Bielsa darling you got this. 💙💛
— Kayray (@KatieLUFC) February 9, 2020
Always been an admirer of Bielsa, but don’t win against Brentford on Tuesday, he has to walk surely? Most normal managers would be having pressure for them to go by now
— Connor (@cpeno) February 9, 2020
I would like to see some changes by Biesla tho as obviously something is just not clicking anymore..
— LEEDS ARE GOING UP (@ihelpcp1) February 9, 2020
In MB we trust
— billy (@billygateslufc) February 9, 2020
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