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Leeds fans react to Marcelo Bielsa’s explanation of Ian Poveda’s situation

Marcelo Bielsa has had a lot to answer for in recent weeks after Leeds’ poor run of form.

Indeed, his press conferences lately have been quite interesting – last week he answered just five questions in 59 minutes, and this week he’s given an explanation about one thing Leeds fans have been concerned about.

The Elland Road faithful were complaining on Tuesday evening about Ian Poveda not being in the matchday squad against Brentford.

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Understandably, when his press conference rolled around journalists were keen to find out why the 20-year-old had been left out against the Bees.

Bielsa’s explanation was that he wanted his bench to be more balanced with a mix of defenders, midfielders and strikers.

The first thing to note from that comment is that it simply doesn’t add up.

Against Brentford Leeds’ bench consisted of three defenders, one midfielder, one striker, and a winger, so immediately that doesn’t make much sense.

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Jordan Stevens has been on the bench lately, and many fans believe that he should get a chance on the bench ahead of him, or others that have been appearing in the squad.

Another section of the fanbase were questioning why the former Man City man was even brought into the club if he wasn’t going to be used.

Others weren’t buying his explanation and they were quick to brand the manager a liar.

In other news, Marcelo Bielsa is developing an unhealthy obsession at Leeds.

Article title: Leeds fans react to Marcelo Bielsa’s explanation of Ian Poveda’s situation

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