“Bamford’s injury has been serious and the evolution changes. That’s why his definitive recovery is extended. Koch had to go through surgery. The terms of his recovery are what was expected.”
Bielsa also had words of praise for Joe Gelhardt, who impressed on his full Premier League debut.
“In some ways, when I put an unusual player in the XI it’s because I’m convinced he can offer a positive result. Does not surprise me he can compete at this level, but he has worked a lot to gain these opportunities he has been given.”
Bielsa on Leeds relegation talk
Leeds are currently sat in 17th place, two points clear of the relegation zone.
Recent performances indicate the side are heading in the right direction.
However, the boss knows all too well that’s it about putting points on the board.
And he was asked about their position in the table and whether he was feeling positive.
“There’s two ways to see it. One of them is we are avoiding being in the bottom three. I don’t hide that or try to shy away from it. It’s the reality we have to face and it’s the situation we need to avoid,” he said.
“The results we have obtained up to now are those that position us where we are. After the performances are what you deserve.
“The performances in the last period have been improving. What we deserve to allow us to think we should have more points. I don’t ignore the reality and I always fight to reverse a negative period.”