Bielsa rues missed opportunities

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Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has admitted it's a 'painful situation' after his side suffered Championship play-off heartbreak against Derby.

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has admitted it’s a ‘painful situation’ after his side suffered Championship play-off heartbreak against Derby.

A Jack Marriott brace and goals from Mason Mount and Harry Wilson saw the Rams secure a 4-2 win at Elland Road on Wednesday night and book their place in the Championship final to face Aston Villa.

Having missed chances in the first half to put the tie to bed after a 1-0 first-leg advantage, Bielsa admitted the result was a hard one to take.

‘It’s a painful situation and we’re all disappointed,’ Bielsa said.

‘In the first half we should have finished with one or two goals more and in the second half it was a game that broke immediately.

‘The chances of the opponent ended in goals and our’s not.

‘ But Bielsa had no complaints about his players, adding: ‘What they have offered to the club during this season will be valued with the time.

‘The fact that we couldn’t reach goals that were so close leaves a feeling of disappointment, but you can have another perspective about it.’

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