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Leeds boss Bielsa insists Lampard spygate row over ahead of Chelsea clash

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa insists he has no problem with Chelsea manager Frank Lampard after last year's spygate furore.

Lampard was infuriated upon learning of Leeds scouting his training sessions while in charge of Derby County.

Bielsa says he's long accepted the punishment he received for something that is common practice in other football nations.

"I didn't learn anything I didn't know prior to that. I know the spirit of English football. The punishment I received, this indicates to me this should not be repeated. This certain aspect can be deemed as something I learned," he said ahead of this weekend's clash with Chelsea.

On Lampard, he added: "It's not bad. The relationship with him is similar to those I have with all my other colleagues."

Bielsa was also asked about being nominated for FIFA's Coach of the Year award: "I appreciate the distinction."

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