Thu 01 April 2021 | 16:31

Bielsa: ‘Errors always have consequences’

Marcelo Bielsa hopes Tyler Roberts, Hal Robson-Kanu, and Rabbi Matondo learn from their mistakes as they were sent home early for breaching the team rules.

Tyler Roberts


Hal Robson-Kanu

, and

Rabbi Matondo



World Cup

qualifier against the Czech Republic on Tuesday after being released from camp for staying up too late and breaking a curfew at the team hotel and

Marcelo Bielsa

hopes that they learn from their mistakes, according to

Sky Sports


"Any player that doesn't adhere to the rules, having accepted them, commits an error. Errors always have consequences,” Bielsa said.

"Some of them are positive, to not repeat the same mistakes again, and others have worse consequences as they sanction you for your mistakes."

Roberts has been able to win 13 caps for Wales since his first senior squad call-up in August 2018.

"Tyler's a player who's close to having a lack of experience," added Bielsa. "(That is) a way of understanding some of his behavioral mistakes. Surely this will help him to not make mistakes, which are not convenient.”

Leeds United are going to face Sheffield United on Saturday and Bielsa is waiting for England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, Northern Ireland's Stuart Dallas, and North Macedonia’s Ezgjan Alioski to return from their international duties. They are expected to be back on Friday.

Bielsa also said that midfielder Mateusz Klich might not be available. Klich missed Poland’s World Cup qualifying defeat to England on Wednesday night as he tested positive for coronavirus.

"The situation with Klich is in the process of being solved," Bielsa said. "There's a protocol that needs to be completed and we will see what the consequence of that is.

"The rest of the players haven't arrived back yet. It's not convenient to anticipate whether they are okay or not fitness-wise without evaluating them."

Phillips has been able to start each of England’s three qualifiers and Bielsa was happy for him.

"To be able to hold onto a starting role in a team as strong as England is an important achievement in a sector of the pitch where it's difficult to shine," Bielsa said.

"He deserves to be very proud of what he's achieved."

Bielsa also confirmed that captain Liam Cooper was available after missing the win against Fulham before the international break because of illness.

"The group is healthy and both these players are healthy too," said Bielsa. "But there's always a difference between the ideal fitness depending on the amount of time you have been out.”

While Leeds have avoided a relegation fight in their first season back in the top flight, Bielsa said that there will be no let-up from his players.

"There is still a lot to play for and a lot to show," he said. "There's no position in the table that exempts you from exerting less effort."

source: SportMob

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