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​Bielsa laments 'painful' Leeds loss to Preston

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is disappointed with how his side played in their Carabao Cup loss to Preston.

Having started so impressively in the Championship this season, many were expecting a Leeds win.

However, they were down to ten men for a long period of the game and missed many chances. They eventually lost 2-0.

"We played 11 versus 10 for a long time but we didn't reflect this superiority in offensive actions," said Bielsa to Sky Sports after the game.

"They only needed four chances to score two goals. We had 12 chances and couldn't score any.

"My conclusion is we didn't play well but I don't think the result should have been a defeat for us.

"For me it's painful to be out of a competition. I would have liked to have continued in this cup because this kind of game increases the possibility for some players to be in the starting XI."

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