Marcelo Bielsa has revealed what he most regrets about Leeds’ Premier League loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday while talking to BBC Sport.

The Whites fell to their first home defeat of the season following a wickedly deflected Raul Jimenez strike.

It was a game they ended up losing despite comfortably having the better of possession.

Leeds’ good start

Stadiums may be closed but Leeds have got home viewers’ bums on seats with their enthralling start to the season.

They have pursued an entertaining brand of football that has seen them pick up a point against Manchester City and run Liverpool close.

Bielsa’s fearless tactics have gained universal praise from opposition managers and fans alike.

Old habits return for Leeds

While Leeds may be winning over the neutrals, their own fans will be wary of a familiar pattern rearing its head again on Monday night.

Throughout their promotion season from the Championship, the Whites regularly dominated possession.

In fact, only Manchester City, PSG, Barcelona and Bayern Munich saw the ball more on average among Europe’s top five leagues and England’s four divisions.

Leeds often struggled to make the possession count, however. Patrick Bamford was the guiltiest party. He went ten games without scoring and registered 11 goals less than his xG last season.

While the former Chelsea striker wasn’t specifically to blame against Wolves, Leeds’ impotency in front of goal reared its head once more.

Despite having 68% of possession, Bielsa’s side ended up having fewer shots on target than their opponents.

‘We dominated’

It’s a problem Bielsa lamented in his post-match interview.

“We dominated and created enough chances to go ahead,” he told BBC Sport. “In the first half we should have established a difference.

“We had the sensation that we could unbalance them. We created enough opportunities to establish a lead.”

Leeds will hope to address the issue when they face high-flying Aston Villa on Friday (23 October).

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