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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby dirty leeds » Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:02 pm

Just listened to today's presser on LUTV. Marcelo being very guarded about saying who was out and when anyone would be back, but it does seem we were basically right about Bamford and Cooper, though Ayling may well be OK.
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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby dirty leeds » Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:31 pm

Today's nicked from Waccoe:

Injuries

No new injuries from the last game. No players returning. Can't clarify anything on Kalvin at the moment. No news on whether he is going to be operated. His shoulder?
[Hamstring?]
No precise news on either injury.

How to replicate last season at City?

Every game we make efforts to win and sometimes it is not possible, but we have a lot of hope we can obtain what we deserve and put more points on the board.

Seven players on four bookings

There is no needing for an added recommendation to the one we usually make. Which is to avoid actions which will make you be booked. That recommendation is never conditioned to the number of bookings a player is on. If not, it could generate... The same recommendation is kept because even if they weren't close to a ban we would not want them to create excessive actions.
We always try not to be booked. Whether on the limits of the yellows or not.

Cautions - a concern?

Sincerely, I haven't observed this subject as to answer you. I will need to analyse it with a lot of care. Sometimes, it's casual and the details generate a yellow card, sometimes an excess of enthusiasm. For example, in the last game to remember the yellow Roberts received. He went to challenge and an opponent unbalanced him beforehand, he arrived out of time and was given a caution. I don't think we're a violent team. We are not defending worse and there's more hits as a result, nor do we use the interruption of the game as a defensive resource. So I can't answer precisely.

Struijk

Yes, he's not going to be available. Pascal's injury is not very frequent. An explosive movement made two bones in his feet collide together. That does not generate an injury, nor an articulation or muscular. It has the effect of a knock on his bone. That generates pain. Until that pain disappears it's going to prevent him from playing. Sincerely, in my whole career, I have never seen an injury like that. The same as Rodrigo's injury, in his heel. Only disappears if the pain disappears. I have not seen in many years. Specialists say very few cases in a year.

City frailties?

I don't think we exploited fragilities in the games against them last season. At City, I see a constant evolution of the variables defensively. Players of different characteristics combine in different parts of the pitch. So many combinations. Players of different characteristics, central attackers out wide, offensive midfielders as attackers, defensive midfielders as wingers, different types of wingers tendency of diagonal in behind or diagonal dropping in, the tradition of the full-backs, interpretation of the mixed midfielder as one more offensive midfielder. Risk-taking playing out from the back.

Mood after the loss?

To lose in added time generates frustration and disappointment. The efforts are valued more when you get something from them. In defeat, the mood, they affect each other and the thing is to take on bigger opponents on an even level.

Most dropped points from winning positions?

I value that point and am grateful you bring it to the scene. I did not know it. I have not analysed it fully. Some theories: We continue to attack once go ahead, sometimes to not make mistakes you give the ball to the opponent, but that allows them to attack you more.

Raphinha importance? Share goalscoring burden?

Individuals always have a lot of incidence in the game. We aspire the goals are scored, participation of one player in particular, but try to go down all possible paths to score.

Reaction after a young player has a big game?

For a goalscorer, young or not, a goal always improves their self-esteem.

Klich message to fans?

Football is a game that contains errors. To imagine footballers without mistakes, we take away this inhibition needed in a creative game. Nobody wants to make errors. Combines prudence and the capacity to [?] If you look at all the goals from the weekend, lots of mistakes.

Bate incorporation

What he does is sufficient. A very hard-working person, very serious. Competing with players his age and those with stability in the first team. I observe, correctly or not, and I pick. Sounds more like the question of a parent or an agent, not a journalist.

Would you take 15th with the injuries you have?

I never give an opinion on the future. I always look at the future as a maximum option, not minimum. Evaluations prior to things happening are very uncertain. Not also about applying percentages or stats. Difficult for me to answer you.

Thoughts on survival?

The same response applies. These excuses are not justifiable.
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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:04 pm

nor do we use the interruption of the game as a defensive resource


Oooh, shade!
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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby Blackwhite » Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:14 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:
nor do we use the interruption of the game as a defensive resource


Oooh, shade!

Not a touch on this:

God wrote:Competing with players his age and those with stability in the first team. I observe, correctly or not, and I pick. Sounds more like the question of a parent or an agent, not a journalist.
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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby metalsmurf » Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:09 pm

I guess one of you clever cunts will put the presser stuff on by tonight.
I can't be arsed to ruin my lunch break listening to 7 different journos try to find other ways to say '7-0 eh? That must sting eh? Eh?'
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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby dirty leeds » Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:11 pm

Bielsa's here - team news? Crisis? James? Shackleton?

Shackleton and James are out. Koch is available. That's the novelties.

Team spirit

The confidence and the fortitude of the players is all linked to what they do on the pitch. the immediate, and what's closest, is against Chelsea we played our best game of the season and against City, the worst. Both versions, they were reproduced with two three-days differences. I have the confidence and the obligation to manage for us to reproduce the performance against Chelsea and not the one against City.

Covid circuit-breaker?

I would not like to come up against a team that is depleted due to Covid. I would not like to take advantage of that. With respect to the other things in your question, the authorities are the ones that have all the arguments to make decisions like that.

Happy with vaccinations in the squad and how the club is handling Covid?

I think the labour of our medical team in that sense, and the discipline of all of us who work here, especially that of the players is in accordance with the indications we receive.

Confident ahead of Arsenal?

I insist the management of those things is down to the authorities within the regulations.

New injuries

Shackleton has a problem with his Achilles tendon and James has a problem in his adductor muscles.

Recall loan players?

In relation to the incomings and the outgoings in January, I would like to be precise so you can see my position clearly. First of all, I don't want to use the numbers out as an excuse, the second thing is I never said I don't want players to come in January. As you are informed I am opposed to it, you listen to me and think I am, not right. The only thing I said, and I reiterate, to bring in players they should be better than what we have. The club has invested £130m in the construction of this squad, and I don't know if they can or can't invest more. I am not in conditions to demand the incorporation of level in an organisation so responsible in the construction of their squad.

Can you not bring players back?

Every player on loan that can be recovered, and manifested in these past six months, their competitive level similar to those we possess, or in the squad at the moment, all of that came to be then we will try to recover that player. For that to happen, the players out on loan, it's because I understood, and the club accompanied my idea, the players we kept were better than those we lo9aned out to solve our needs. What we have to verify is if there's been an evolution in them outside the club that allows us to see that proportion has changed.

How are you dealing with this current plight after so much success?

What do you mean: put to the test?
[Testing time for your after so much success for everyone].
What you are trying to say is if I am in fear of being sacked.
[No - I am asking if it's difficult from winning a lot to losing a lot].
I never feel it is correct to presume you have to show a fortitude with time. Of course, this moment is the worst of all the moments I have had at Leeds and of course to lose 7-0 is not just another defeat. You say we have won two in 10, you can also see it more positive. When you cut off the results it shows where the question is going, natural you do it this way. Can also say prior to City, this segment is the most productive so far and the performance against Chelsea was also the best. It's natural a 7-0 result generates the repercussion it's generated. It's totally justified it's that way. I always think in adversity you have to face the difficulties. That demands you be in form, face it with the totality of what you are capable of.

Reaction in your club after City going into Arsenal?

Any game next was always a possibility to come back from the image we showed.

Arsenal challenge?

One of the important teams in the league, at this moment we are especially concerned about getting back to our best level rather than the opponent.

What's keeping your spirit high at the moment?

Having high spirits is part of my job, to face the most difficult moments and in the most difficult you come out of them correcting things and taking on board things. Not delegating responsibilities, not looking to blame others, they are all the things we try to do.

January budget? Targets discussed?

That type of info we only give if we bring in any player. What I don't have any doubts about is the club will always do the max they can to resolve the needs that present themselves.

Koch?

It's not an evaluation we have made just yet. Ayling came back to play as a starter after 45 with the under-23s, Koch has accumulated training sessions here that are sufficient.

Use adversity as a motivational tool?

I face what I have to. I try to act with as much fortitude and strength and possible. I would prefer adversity not to be something we need to grow, but if it does happen, more than interpreting it as something we can't save, I try to imagine it as a new challenge, harder than the previous ones.

[Think there's more in a bit.]
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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby welshwhite » Thu Dec 16, 2021 2:14 pm

I think he's just trying to say we need to evolve the evolution a little more.

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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby dirty leeds » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:13 pm

Bits from today's [questions to be read in reverse order, I assume]:

What do you make of Eddie Howe’s start as Newcastle United manager from afar?
He’s found a system, a habitual group of players, an eleven which repeats itself regularly, and he’s evened the team out in all of the games, they have been close to every opponent in all of the games they’ve played. This all talks positively about the job that he is doing.

Is this the best that you have seen Raphinha play in a Leeds United shirt?
No, he’s had many games where he has shone. The many actions where he has imbalanced in lots of games. To say that this was his best game in a Leeds shirt, I don’t have it so clear, but he has a player who it is easy to remember his goals, assists, dribbles, and good performances.

How do you view the relegation battle - are Leeds still in it?
We have to see how many points are in play, see what games the other teams have. You have to see in the succession of results which see tendencies - positive or negative - of each team. So after half of the season has passed, to discard any evolution or involution of each team it is not convenient, especially in a league that is so difficult.

Is this the worst spell of injuries that you’ve encounter in your managerial career?
Not with so many players, but it is very intriguing. Not so much how many injuries, but that the players who are injured are those who play in similar positions. In some way, we’ve always found solutions. It’s likely that for the game on the weekend that we’re going to recover Rodrigo, Roberts and Gelhardt. So the players out of the squad in that position are going to be Patrick Bamford and Sam Greenwood. Progressively, we have been resolving the situations that present themselves. The same with the absence of Pascal, Cooper, Diego, Koch. We’ve been resolving them with the contribution of Ayling as a centre-back and Koch as a defensive mid when he has been healthy, Forshaw as a defensive mid. It’s also true that all the clubs have problems with counting on all of their players.


How different a proposition are Newcastle United now, having signed two players?
With respect to the players that they’ve brought in, their positions are very specific. A right full-back and a centre-forward. It’s their centre-forward who comes to replace the player who usually plays in that position. They’re both classic centre-forwards, even if they have different characteristics, they both play as centre-forwards. The same with their right full-back, who plays at different heights down the right hand side. Those two signings are, from my point of view - and only with the rush to answer your question - because it is very difficult to interpret the opponent’s coach, and it is also inconvenient - but from my point of view, the players don’t alter the way Newcastle play, but the individualities who enrich a squad.

Can you tell me what you know about Brenden Aaronson and why he would be suitable for the way you play?
I prefer to speak about the player when it’s not a hypothetical possibility but when he’s actually our player.

In your opinion as a coach, would it be better for them to be played sooner rather than later?
Whatever the authorities say. Coaches don’t have the opportunity to decide when the games are played because that does allow for speculation.

Are you pushing to have the Aston Villa game rearranged for what would be the FA Cup fourth round weekend?
I don’t have a capacity to pick when the games are rearranged. They’re not decisions that I make.

Are the Firpo and Forshaw issues hamstring-related?
Will you have any players back for the Newcastle and in particular, how are Forshaw and Bamford?

Forshaw and Firpo have muscular injuries. Bamford has a new injury at the bottom of his foot. He’s overcome his muscular problems but now he has an issue at the bottom of his foot.

Do you feel postponement has been abused this season and are you surprised that more clubs haven’t used youth?
I don’t think so, but it’s not important what I think. The important thing is to trust those who administer the rules in that sense. Because there’s rules that define whether a game or cannot be suspended, and the condition you have to demonstrate for the game to be suspended, and because I trust in those who administer these decisions, and so I trust that when games were suspended, they met the criteria for them to be suspended. The question is not do the clubs take advantage of the rules, but it’s the question of if those who evalute them do well or badly. For a club to take advantage, there has to be an evaluation that was wrong or mistaken, because the rules have to be sufficiently clear.

Your side has recorded back-to-back wins in the league at a time when the squad is heavily depleted - how much satisfaction does it give you, as a coach, that you have created a mentality in the club that is able to overcome such adversity?
The difficulty, sometimes they are interpreted as obstacles, but sometimes it’s a situation to fortify the strength of the group. Up until now in the season, we’ve been constantly challenged, and we try to improve the quality of our responses in the face of adversity.
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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby MightyWhite » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:24 pm

Fucking hell, Bamford to the knackers yard at this point
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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby dirty leeds » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:36 pm

Oh, and this:

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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby the flying pig » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:42 pm

MightyWhite wrote:Fucking hell, Bamford to the knackers yard at this point


it's incredibly galling.

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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby Devi » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:54 pm

MightyWhite wrote:Fucking hell, Bamford to the knackers yard at this point


Hopefully, Bamford to return at a later date, tear up the EPL, scoring bucket loads of goals as we qualify for Europe, secure himself a flight to Qatar, and come back having ousted Geoff Hurst from the national memory.









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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby the flying pig » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:58 pm

was it explicitly or implictly stated that geldhart will be back? i'll no doubt with hindsight proven guilty of overhyping the little scamp criminally but i very much see him as someone who brings some real attacking threat to the piece rather than just being along for experience.

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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby AndyPaul » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:59 pm

Think Bamford has gone full Michael Bridges with his injuries.

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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby Tommy » Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:03 pm

Gelhardt is back. James will probably still start up front because he was good against West Ham and you wouldn't drop Harrison on current form.

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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:07 pm

Musta: your view on the use and translation of convenient / inconvenient?

It comes up a fair bit and always seems a bit off-kilter.
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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby Mustafaster » Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:19 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:Musta: your view on the use and translation of convenient / inconvenient?

It comes up a fair bit and always seems a bit off-kilter.

Ir is a bit.
He's lazily translating the verb convenir as the adjective convenient.
Normal for amateur translators who look for the most similar word. Gets knocked out of ya pretty pronto in training.
I cut the poor sod a fair bit of slack, he's got a very tough gig with Bielsa.

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No nos conviene. I would translate this as It's not in our interests.
He translates it as It's inconvenient.
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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby welshwhite » Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:51 pm

Maybe MB should have been asked how long Bamford is expected to be out with his latest injury, rather than the many other piss-poor questions he was asked.

How long will it take them to realise he will never talk about the decisions of others?

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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby Mustafaster » Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:58 pm

welshwhite wrote:Maybe MB should have been asked how long Bamford is expected to be out with his latest injury, rather than the many other piss-poor questions he was asked.

Depende de la evolucion de la herida, cada lesion lleva su propia evolucion que resulta bastante imprevisible. Tenemos esperanzas de que vuelva lo mas temprano possible pero no esta en mis manos por desgracia. Tenemos toda confianza en la plantilla medical y en el propio jugador.
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Re: Bielsa Press Conferences

Postby welshwhite » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:00 pm

Mustafaster wrote:
welshwhite wrote:Maybe MB should have been asked how long Bamford is expected to be out with his latest injury, rather than the many other piss-poor questions he was asked.

Depende de la evolucion de la herida, cada lesion lleva su propia evolucion que resulta bastante imprevisible. Tenemos esperanzas de que vuelva lo mas temprano possible pero no esta en mis manos por desgracia. Tenemos toda confianza en la plantilla medical y en el propio jugador.
Como todo el mundo sabe, las gaviotas persuiguen el arrastrero ...


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