Alan Hutton insists that Marcelo Bielsa has every right to be concerned about the defensive record at Leeds United this season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Aston Villa and Scotland defender admits it will be “impossible” for the Whites to continue scoring three or more goals to win games in the Premier League.
As quoted by Leeds Live, Bielsa admitted he was “worried” about the fact his side had conceded seven goals in their opening two games and that he would work on strengthening his backline on the training ground.
Leeds lost to Liverpool 4-3 on the opening day of the season but beat Fulham by the same scoreline at Elland Road.
Hutton admits Bielsa’s men have been “brilliant to watch” but insists they need to sort out their lack of defensive resoluteness moving forward.
Hutton told Football Insider: “Look, going forward, I think they’re fantastic, a very exciting team to watch but defensively, you can’t score four goals or three goals in every game to win, it’s impossible.
“It’s just not going to happen, I do understand the way they like to play and the forward-thinking, it’s brilliant to watch but you have to have a strong defensive line, it’s just a must in the Premier League.
“You can probably get away with it in the Championship which arguably they did so it’s something they’re going to have to work on, fix and get right because it’s impossible to score that many goals to win a game week in, week out.”
Speaking after the win over Fulham, Bielsa was quoted by Leeds Live as saying: “We are worried. It’s not like thing we don’t expect to happen.
“The goals we have received there is nothing surprising in conceding these type of goals. We will identify why these errors happened and work on stopping these difficulties happening again.”
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