Marcelo Bielsa says dangerous Crawley did enough to 'deserve the goals that they scored'

"Crawley played the game of their lives, and congratulations, and to beat us 3-0, I still can't believe it."

Sunday, 10th January 2021, 5:16 pm
Updated Sunday, 10th January 2021, 5:20 pm
Marcelo Bielsa. Photo: UK Sports Images

That was the reaction of Leeds United's Ezgjan Alioski after conceding three second-half goals in a stunning defeat at Crawley Town this afternoon.

Leeds fielded a strong team, including regular starter Alioski, but barely laid a glove on John Yems' side after the break.

"I can't find my words right now. We are really disappointed and it wasn't the result that we wanted. Especially me I'm really sad."

Manager Marcelo Bielsa said the result 'generates a lot of sadness and disappointment for us'.

He said: "We couldn't unbalance them when we attacked.

“We had the ball for a long period of time but we couldn't do much with it.

"In the first half it was a first half where we played better than the opponent and the game was played how we wanted it to be played, even if we didn't create much danger.

"And in the second half, the game was played how the opponents wanted to play and they did create danger to deserve the goals that they scored."

Alioski said Leeds were hoping to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup, adding: "The manager said what he wanted to say. It's important for every player to know what this means.

"He is sad, and the players are sad."