Derby County fans have reacted with shock to Marcelo Bielsa’s explosive press conference on Wednesday.
The Argentine manager admitted to spying on Frank Lampard’s training session prior to Leeds beating Derby 2-0 on Friday.
And, in a hastily arranged press conference on Wednesday, he then went one step further by admitting that Leeds have spied on every single team they have faced thus far this season.
Leeds, of course, are top of the Championship, four points clear of second-placed Sheffield United.
Derby, meanwhile, sit sixth, 11 points further back, but within the play-off places.
Indeed, Bielsa claims to have watched every single game the club played last season, and even showed waiting journalists a PowerPoint presentation detailing Derby’s tactics.
He said, per the Yorkshire Evening Post: “Why did we do that? Because we think this is professional behaviour. It’s to try and avoid being ignorant about the competition we’re playing in.”
And County fans have now called on the Football League to impose sanctions on the Argentine and the club after his amazing admission.
Bielsa’s just dug himself a grave and jumped straight into it😂 https://t.co/Ci0NHTcHYV
— Ed Dominiczak (@ed_dcfc) January 16, 2019
Bielsa saying they’ve done it all season! Points deduction imo
— DCFC (@DcfcFansTalk) January 16, 2019
So now Bielsa is telling the world how to beat us, is that our season over before the annual February implosion has even come about? 🙈 #dcfc
— James Crowder (@James_DCFC) January 16, 2019
— Ashley Chapman (@AshChapman94) January 16, 2019
Bielsa indirectly mugging us off here. Publicly sharing his findings on our club. Nice one 🙂 #dcfc
— Andrew (@sim__and) January 16, 2019
After all the explanation of the many, many hours of analysis and the dossiers about all the teams, and if bielsa doesn’t need to send a spy to know all he already does, why do it? What was the point? #dcfc
— Luke Wood (@LukeWoody26) January 17, 2019