Marcelo Bielsa: Leeds boss jokes about secret Wigan team news
By Calum Wilson
Last Updated: 15/08/19 4:53pm
Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa appeared to be taking a much more secretive approach to his pre-match routine on Thursday, before having a sudden change of heart.
The Argentine, who in January shocked journalists by hosting an impromptu news conference to explain how his team analysed their Championship rivals Derby in the wake of a spying scandal, says he has faced criticism from Leeds supporters for revealing their starting line-ups too far in advance.
Ahead of Saturday's trip to Wigan, Bielsa was once again asked about the team news from Leeds' camp, but was not initially in the mood for sharing.
He said: "I cannot name the team two days before the game, as a supporter said I was giving a big advantage to the opponent and not to our team.
"But between you and me it's going to be the same team," he then joked.
Bielsa's latest admission means Leeds look set to start the same 11 from their 1-1 draw at home to Nottingham Forest, meaning no first league start for Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah despite scoring in their 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Salford City on Tuesday.