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Leeds boss Bielsa cools contract reports

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has cooled talk of agreeing terms over a new deal.

Today, Bielsa was asked about a report that he has agreed a new two-year deal as Leeds boss.

"That information is not real, I ignore the origin," he said.

"Those things, either the club can say or I can say it. We possess the information. In all cases, if there was any information to give, I would give it."

Bielsa was also asked about beating Manchester City last weekend.

"The first half [against City], the part most convenient to analyse, we were balanced in the initial 15 minutes," said Bielsa. "We were dominated in the final 30 of the first half, but the sum of the first half was not positive.

"The second half left some valuable things for the analysis. The team defended very well. The 10 players, the way they defended, deserves to be praised, in my opinion.

"When we had the ball, we tried to play. We managed to create two situations of danger - the goals and Raphinha's one-on-one. It was not a lot, but it was valuable given the type of game we played.

"The summary of the first half: they were superior, we were overcome. Second half: it was an exercise in character, conviction, personality and, for me, the team passed those tests."

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